A proposed third runaway at the Hong Kong International Airport could cost port terminals in western Shenzhen millions of dollars a year in lost business, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. The city is expected to impose height restrictions on ships passing close to the runway, and this could deprive massive cargo ships of access to western Shenzhen ports like Chiwan and Shekou, the report said. The Hong Kong Airport Authority wants to extend marine restrictions in place around the existing runways into Shenzhen waters to accommodate the third runway. If the proposal is approved, vessels standing 53 meters or taller out of the water could not use the Lunggu West Fairway, the most direct of the three routes into the western Shenzhen port terminals, at a time when shipping lines are increasingly using huge vessels standing 25 storeys or more, the report said.
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