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Modern Terminals donates crane to Hong Kong Museum of History

MODERN Terminals has donated the first two issues of its staff newsletter Hoi Ma published in 1977 and a model of a straddle carrier - nicknamed 'Gwei Shau' (Monster) and the first type of container crane used at the port - to the Hong Kong Museum of History

Modern Terminals donates crane to Hong Kong Museum of History

MODERN Terminals has donated the first two issues of its staff newsletter Hoi Ma published in 1977 and a model of a straddle carrier - nicknamed 'Gwei Shau' (Monster) and the first type of container crane used at the port - to the Hong Kong Museum of History

23 December 2019 - 19:06

MODERN Terminals has donated the first two issues of its staff newsletter Hoi Ma published in 1977 and a model of a straddle carrier - nicknamed 'Gwei Shau' (Monster) and the first type of container crane used at the port - to the Hong Kong Museum of History.

The artefact will form part of a new permanent exhibition, called 'The Hong Kong Story.'



Modern Terminals group managing director Peter Levesque said: 'We are honoured to be part of 'The Hong Kong Story' at the museum.



'We opened the first purpose-built container terminal in Hong Kong in 1972 and we are committed to the development of the industry which is an important economic contributor of the city.



'We continue to invest in our facilities in order to enhance the competitiveness of the port and to develop the port of Hong Kong into a 'smart and green port.' We are proud to have vessels among the world's largest calling at our facilities on a regular basis.'



Said Hong Kong Museum of History curator Osmond Chan added: 'We are extremely delighted to have objects for the process of containerisation for which artefacts are hard to come by. This problem has now been resolved with the generous donation from Modern Terminals Limited.'



'The Hong Kong Story' exhibition will be closed in the second half of 2020 for renovation and the items will be on display when the exhibition re-opens in late 2022 or early 2023.



In the 1970s, the opening-up of China led to the transformation of Hong Kong's economy to become the largest gateway for imports/exports of mainland China and one of the world's busiest shipping hubs.


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