Ship breaking companies – 1966

Mike T and Hugh Farmer:  The Port of Hong Kong was published by the Marine Department in 1966.

It covers a great deal to do with the administration of the port at that time and many aspects of shipping in Hong Kong including:-

“Shipbreaking is an important industry in Hong Kong because the market for scrap is geared to the building industry, where the demand for mild steel bars may be as high as 16,700 tons a month. To meet this demand as many as 30 vessels each averaging 7,000 gross tons may be in process of demolition at any one time. In addition, there is a demand in south-east Asian countries for mild steel rods and bars, and this is met in part by Hong Kong.”

Firms engaged in the shipbreaking industry are:

Chiap Hua Manufactory Co., (1949) Ltd – Fung House, 9th floor, Hong Kong.
Chung Hing Enterprises Co. – 811, Central Building, Hong Kong.
Dah Chong Hong Ltd – 77, Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Far East Metal Industry Corp. – Kun Tong Road, Kowloon.
H.K. Iron & Steel Works, Ltd – 932, Union House, Hong Kong.
H.K. Rolling Mills Ltd – 1437, Union House, Hong Kong.
H.K. Salvage & Towage Co., Ltd – Union House, 7th floor, Hong Kong.
Kowloon Steel & Iron Works – L.S.O. 151-1766-50, Fok Wing Street, Kowloon.
Leung Yau Ship-breaking Co. – 518, Li Po Chun Chambers, Hong Kong.
Luen Hop Loong – K.M.L.-84, Waterloo Road, Kowloon.
United Oversea Enterprises Ltd – 101, Yu To Sang Building, Hong Kong.
Patt Manfield & Co., Ltd – Prince’s Building, Hong Kong.
Saigon Shipping & Trading Co. – 1609, Central Building, Hong Kong.
Shiu Wing Co., Ltd – 86, Jardine House, Hong Kong.
Sun Sun Enterprises – China Building, Hong Kong.
Shun Fung Ironworks Ltd – 605, Fu House, Hong Kong.
Four Seas Enterprises Ltd – 336, Wang Hing Building, Hong Kong.
Man Lee Iron Works – 112, Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Teh Hu Steamship Co., Ltd – 1608, Hang Seng Bank Building, Hong Kong.
Agencia Comercial “Progresso” Ltd – Alexandra House, 4th floor, Hong Kong.
Lee Sing Co. – 170, Wing Lok Street, West, 2nd floor, Hong Kong.
Sigma Shipping Co., Ltd – 1202, Central Building, Hong Kong.”

Can you provide information about any of these companies?

The image accompanying this article shows ship breaking in Cheung Sha Wan in 1963.


  1. The Port of Hong Kong  Marine Dept 1966

This article was first posted on 28th July 2014.

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