BUSINESS INFRASTRUCTURE OF HONG KONG
World-class business infrastructure
Hong Kong's efficient travel, logistics and telecommunications infrastructure makes international business easy.
High quality infrastructure is essential to the efficient operations of any business. Hong Kong offers one of the most advanced business infrastructure in the world, including:
- Efficient and convenient local and regional transport
- World-class telecommunications and connectivity
- World-leading sea and air cargo system
For business travelers, managing multiple markets from Hong Kong is simple. Flights are available to more than 180 cities, including 48 locations in Mainland China, with popular destinations often served by multiple daily flights.
Hong Kong International Airport is one of the world's busiest international airports and a hub for many international airlines. It is one of only three airports in the world with a 5-Star Sky train rating and has been ranked the world's best international airport for eight of the past 12 years.
Getting to and from the airport couldn't be more convenient. The journey time between the central business district and the airport is just 23 minutes on the Airport Express rail link, and in-town check-in is available up to a day before departure.
An easy commute
Reliable, efficient and very reasonably priced, Hong Kong's public transport service is world-class. Ninety percent of the 11.5 million daily commuter trips are on commercially operated buses, trams, trains, metro and ferries.
Public transport fares are low, often costing less than US$1 per journey. Taxis in Hong Kong are also plentiful, affordable and most drivers speak enough English to get you efficiently to your destination.
Hong Kong's convenient public transport network opens up a wealth of options for businesses and families. Companies seeking more cost-effective office locations can move away from Hong Kong's central business areas while remaining within easy travelling distance for employees and clients.
Hong Kong's excellent telecoms infrastructure allows users to work efficiently and seamlessly – at very affordable rates. The broadband and 3G networks cover almost 100 percent of the territory, providing companies and individuals with reliable, accessible and secure communications.
In the Economist Intelligence Unit's 2010 e-readiness survey, Hong Kong was judged to have the world's most affordable internet and mobile phone services.
An international logistics and shipping hub
Hong Kong's natural deep water port and trading history has made the city one of the world's major international sea and air cargo hubs, accounting for almost a third of exports in and out of Mainland China. As a high-value cargo hub, Hong Kong handled 4.03 million tons of airfreight in 2012.
Its seaports were even busier with berths in Hong Kong and Shenzhen together creating the busiest international sea cargo region.