Ocean Terminal, Hong Kong

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Ocean Terminal
HK Ocean Terminal Dusk View 201205.jpg
Exterior view
Location Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Opening date 22 March 1966
Developer The Wharf (Holdings) Limited
No. of stores and services 114
No. of anchor tenants 3
Total retail floor area 2 million square feet (includes Harbour City floor area)
No. of floors 4
Website http://www.oceanterminal.com.hk/
Atrium after renovation in 2014
A cruise ship approaching the harbour

Ocean Terminal (Chinese: 海運大廈) is a cruise terminal and shopping centre located on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

History[edit]

The location of Ocean Terminal was once a wharf pier (Kowloon Star Ferry Pier, Kowloon Wharf and Godown) on the west shore of Tsim Sha Tsui. Rebuilt and enlarged for use as a cruise terminal, it also served as a multi-story shopping centre. Ocean Terminal opened on 22 March 1966, signifying the increasing wealth of Hong Kong Costing HK$70 million. Its 112 shops made it "the largest shopping centre" in Hong Kong.[1] It was actually the first Shopping mall in Hong Kong.[2]

In 1987 it was re-branded together with nearby buildings of the Wharf as Harbour City. Ocean Terminal is now owned by The Wharf (Holdings) Limited.

Heavy transport[edit]

Ocean Terminal Extension completed in July, 2017

The annual berth utilisation rate of Ocean Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui, which offers two berths accommodating vessels of up to 50,000 tonnes, rose to 76% last year from 71% in 2003. Between 2001 and 2005, some 11 cruise vessels had to berth mid-stream and at container terminals because Ocean Terminal could not meet market demand.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dale Lu, Gordon; Mathews, Gordon; Lui, Tai-Lok (2001). Consuming Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. pp. 33–34. ISBN 962-209-546-1. 
  2. ^ "HK magazine". 

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Coordinates: 22°17′42″N 114°10′01″E / 22.295058°N 114.166817°E / 22.295058; 114.166817