Ocean Terminal
HK Ocean Terminal Dusk View 201205.jpg
Exterior view
LocationTsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Coordinates22°17′42″N 114°10′01″E / 22.295058°N 114.166817°E / 22.295058; 114.166817Coordinates: 22°17′42″N 114°10′01″E / 22.295058°N 114.166817°E / 22.295058; 114.166817
Opening date22 March 1966; 56 years ago (1966-03-22)
DeveloperThe Wharf (Holdings) Limited
No. of stores and services114
No. of anchor tenants3
Total retail floor area2,000,000 sq ft (190,000 m2) (includes Harbour City floor area)
No. of floors4
Websitewww.oceanterminal.com.hk
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese海運大廈
Simplified Chinese海运大厦

Ocean Terminal is a passenger terminal servicing cruise ships and a shopping centre, located on Canton Road in Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

History

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

In 1982, 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

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[when?] from 71% in 2003. Between 2001 and 2006, some 11 cruise vessels had to berth mid-stream and at container terminals because Ocean Terminal could not meet market demand.

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References

  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".