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A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL
Typhoon Measure
Typhoons have the potential to cause enormous damage to equipment and create major disruptions. Hongkong International Terminals Limited (HIT) is fully prepared to meet all weather-related challenges, and minimises the effects on customers by winding down operations slowly, yet keeping them running for as long as possible.

Precautionary measures for all employees, contractors and terminal users to follow in the event of a typhoon protect the safety of all terminal users.

1 When the Number 1
standby signal is issued
HIT triggers its monitoring mechanism. It maintains close contact with the Hong Kong Observatory to keep track of the tropical cyclone / typhoon, and prepares to secure its container yard and equipment.

Continuous information is received from the Hong Kong Observatory. On-site wind-monitoring equipment measures local wind speeds at HIT terminals. If speeds exceed sixty one kph, an alarm will be activated to alert people in the container yard.

3 When the Number 3
strong wind signal is issued
There is an indication from the Hong Kong Observatory that Hong Kong will be affected by a tropical cyclone / typhoon, HIT phases in its precautionary measures. These include: scheduling on-berth vessels to stop work and leave the terminal for shelters, announcing to the public the time when the terminal will close and securing the container yard and equipment before a higher signal is hoisted.

Continuous information is received from the Hong Kong Observatory. On-site wind-monitoring equipment measures local wind speeds at HIT terminals. If speeds exceed sixty one kph, an alarm will be activated to alert people in the container yard.

8 When the Number 8 signal or above is issued
HIT will cease all terminal operations.
When the Number 8 signal is changed to a lower signal
and wind speeds return to safe levels
HIT staff ensure lashings are released, containers are unshackled, equipment is mobilised, gates are opened and ships are berthed. Working closely with the Police and Transport Department, HIT uses a dedicated communications system and CCTV to ensure traffic congestion following a typhoon is minimised.