Hong Kong's container port was the world's busiest from 1992 to 2004. Volumes have declined in recent years while exports are increasingly being shipped out directly from nearby Chinese ports in Shenzhen and Guangzhou. In 2020, the port handled 18 million TEUs, 80% of which came from the Kwai Chung facility's 9 terminals.
With environmental concerns and a shift to more value-add industries such as air freight and logistics, there have been calls to redevelop the port to satisfy the pressing housing shortage.
Due to the pandemic, the tourism industry has shut down. Tourist coaches have been idled on empty lots around the container port.
The port actually isn't too far from the city, with skyline views visible in the distance.
Just across the highway from the port is Mei Foo Sun Chuen, which comprises 99 57m tall residential buildings built in the 1960s and 70s. It was the city's first private housing estate in a Le Corbusier-inspired self-sustained community. The land was formerly an oil depot built by Mobil in the 1920s. Following construction of new power stations in Ho Man Tin and Tsing Yi, the depot became redundant and was redeveloped into today's estate. At the time, in-built phone and TV connections and flourescent lighting were considered advanced.