Macau is located at the southern part of China, approx. 64 km away from Hong Kong and 113 km from Canton (Guangzhou) China.
It is not a deep-sea port which can accommodate ocean vessel to berth. Therefore, all import and export cargoes must be transshipped via Hong Kong by feeders which are operational daily to meet the market requirements.
Presently, there are 2 major feeder companies providing such service, the operations of which are containerized with both FCL and LCL shipments accepted.
Export cargoes are being forwarded to Hong Kong cargo terminal for loading on intended shipping lines under the handling and care of their Macau Agents who are responsible for the follow-up proceedings and transshipment licence formality, until shipments having been aboard on the booked ocean vessels.
B/L issued by ship's Macau Agents covers the whole voyage (starting from Macau until overseas port of discharge) and is termed "Through Bill of Lading".
Macau has had its own international airport which entered into service since Nov, 1995, and had its own airline formed in name of "Air Macau" with its service operative covering Taiwan/China/Thailand and Asian countries.
Other airlines, which have been using Macau Airport, are:
- Eva Air
- Cebu Pacific Airline
- Shanghai Airlines
- Philipine Airlines
- Air Asia
- Air Tiger
- Trans Asia Airways
There remain some other airlines showing interest in using Macau airport, and they are holding negotiation with Macau Aviation Authority for terms and conditions fo operating their service.