Our journey began in 1866 as the Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company, constructing and repairing ships. By 1969, we had diversified into cargo and container handling as Hongkong International Terminals Limited (Hutchison Ports HIT), and in 1994, as our international network of ports grew, we became Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (Hutchison Ports). Further expansion followed, into logistics and transportation businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair.
Our network is built on firm commitments to the communities where we operate; to support local economic development, to open new international trade opportunities and contribute to long-term advancements in local infrastructure.
We develop and manage all aspects of port operation and trade-related logistics, sharing proven operational practices throughout our network for the good of global commerce.
We invest heavily in IT and operational efficiency, innovating in every aspect of our ports’ operations. From process re-engineering to IT infrastructure and automated systems. This makes our import-export partners more competitive, and makes Hutchison Ports much sought-after in the maritime and transport community.
Our local CSR programme is a fundamental part of our network; we run local education, social service, medical and environmental projects across the world, in the regions where our ports operate. Our flagship initiative is the Dock School programme – since 1992 our member ports around the world have been actively supporting local schools.