The Hong Kong Shipping Register - an introduction

Hong Kong Registered ShipThe Register is operated by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region through the Marine Department which has over 150 years of experience in ship registration, inspection and survey. A ship which complies with international standards for safety and protection of marine environment would be able to meet the requirements for registration in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Shipping Register offers you:

Services Provided by the Hong Kong Shipping Register

A Ship is Registrable if


Charges are set primarily to recover operational costs. In this connection, a registration fee and an annual tonnage fee are levied for ships on the Register.


Income derived from the international operation of Hong Kong registered ships is exempted from profits tax. Hong Kong has also entered into double taxation relief agreements with countries or income derived from international operation of ships, and more countries are expected soon: