Hutchison Ports celebrates its 50th anniversary and is the world’s first operator to achieve a cumulative global throughput of 1.3 billion TEU.

The group is involved in some new exciting developments, such as the signing of memorandum of understanding with Energy City Development Company to jointly develop, market and operate the Logistics Zone & Dry Port within the King Salman Energy Park (SPARK). The Logistics Zone is designed to support Saudi Arabia’s vision and its role as an integral driver of international trade to connect three continents.

Joins forces with KA Petra Sdn Bhd, Malaysia’s pioneer and leading Ship-to-Ship transfer specialist, by signing a Heads of Agreement, to jointly develop the world’s largest Ship-to-Ship Transfer Hub in Malaysia.

The new Hutchison Ports ICAVE terminal commences operations at the new port of Veracruz in North Bay, Mexico. The new terminal offers 40 per cent more capacity upon completion, a better highway and rail network connectivity and 15.5 metres water depth to service the latest mega-vessels.

Hutchison Ports continues to improve its proprietary Terminal Operating System (TOS) in standardising nGen International Version 12 to 14 business units (BUs) with the latest nGen upgrade to Hutchison Ports Gdynia. TOS upgrade to nGen Version 12 will continue to extend to Hutchison Ports BUs in Mexico and Pakistan within the next two years.

Hutchison Ports Pakistan organises a groundbreaking ceremony marking the commencement of the construction of Phase II of the terminal. The project is expected for completion in 2020.

Hutchison Ports Thailand handles its 25 million TEU and has introduced remote-control crane technology, which is the first of its kind at Laem Chabang Port, Terminal D. The remote-control technology will improve safety, accuracy and productivity at the terminal.

Hutchison Ports Dammam handles its 23,456,789 million TEU.


In Asia and South East Asia, Hutchison Ports Pakistan, the only terminal with remote quay crane operations in the region, is formally inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Pakistan and senior government officials. With a joint partnership warehousing project committed last year, Hutchison Ports SITV and Cargill Vietnam officially opened an 80,000 MT grain and oilseed warehouse to enhance operation efficiency.

In Europe, Hutchison Ports BEST, located in Spain, commence operation to the new state-of-the-art real time operation centre to expedite terminal performance, service levels and productivity. Our terminal in United Kingdom, Hutchison Ports Harwich, marks the official start of construction to the operations and maintenance base for Galloper Offshore Wind Farm.

In the Middle East and Africa, the newly introduced National Operating Centre begins to offer shared services to business units in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), such as Hutchison Ports Ajman, Hutchison Ports UAQ, Hutchison Ports RAK and Hutchison Logistics (UAE). At Oman, Hutchison Ports Sohar celebrates its 12th anniversary and opened a new security control centre at Terminal C to monitor terminal and office activity.

Hutchison Ports Yantian, a member of HPH Trust, celebrates its 25th Anniversary.


In Europe, Hutchison Ports has signed a formal agreement with Ports of Stockholm to operate the container terminal under construction at Stockholm Norvik Port and acquired a 50% shareholding in TMA Logistics with three sites in Amsterdam and one in Antwerp.

In the Middle East, new port operations were launched at Basra in Iraq (Hutchison Ports Basra); Ras Al Khaimah (Hutchison Ports RAK) and Umm Al Quwain (Hutchison Ports UAQ) in the United Arab Emirates.

At South East Asia, Hutchison Ports SITV and Cargill Vietnam mark the commencement of a joint partnership warehousing project. Hutchison Ports Thailand kicked off its digitalization journey with the launch of ubi app and celebrates the handling of the 20th million TEU since the commencement of operations in 2002.

In the Americas, Hutchison Ports ICAVE announced the first stage of the New Port of Veracruz will take place.

The largest container vessel OOCL Hong Kong with a capacity of 21,413 TEU called at Hutchison Ports Yantian, Felixstowe and ECT Euromax.

A number of anniversary celebrations were held this year. Hutchison Ports Alexandria in Egypt celebrates its 10th anniversary; Hutchison Ports EIT in Mexico, Hutchison Ports PPC in Panama and ports at Shantou & Xiamen in China celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Working with Go Green partners for the third year at neighboring port groups, Hutchison Ports business units from Argentina, Thailand, the Netherlands and China took part in green initiatives under the theme of Climate Change.


Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) becomes ‘Hutchison Ports’, with the brand line –The World’s Leading Port Network. The rebrand features a new brand identity, which rolls out across all our business units, and serves to more clearly reflect our position in the industry. This was officiated by Mr Eric Ip, Group Managing Director, at a company event which was attended by senior Hutchison Ports executives from around the world.

Hutchison Ports Sohar, Stockholm and Thailand celebrated the opening of Terminal C and inauguration of the Remote Control Crane Centre; the construction of the Stockholm Norvik Port and Norvik Logistics and Business Park; and the ground breaking of the construction of Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port in Thailand.

HPH Trust and COSCO SHIPPING Ports Limited announced that HIT, COSCO-HIT and ACT enter into an agreement for the co-management and operation of 16 berths in terminals 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of Hong Kong's Kwai Tsing Port.

Hutchison Ports Yantian acquired interests in Huizhou International Container Terminals Limited in Guangdong. Following the acquisition, HPH Trust owns an effective interest of 41.3% in the terminal.

In Europe, both Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam and Port of Felixstowe celebrated their 50th Anniversary.

Our Middle East terminal, Hutchison Ports Dammam, reached a productivity milestone by handling its 20 million TEU since the start of operations in 1997.


In Mexico, we launch the Mobile PORT application, which allows customers to monitor the movement and location of containers.

The launch of ‘Boxreload’, a ground-breaking web-based tool that helps trucking companies combine loads, cutting truck miles and emissions.

HPH starts the GO GREEN campaign, in conjunction with DP World, APM Terminals, PSA International, Shanghai International Port Group and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. The initiative promotes environmental awareness and sustainability.

HPH Trust celebrates handling its 200 millionth TEU in Hong Kong with a ceremony attended by 350 guests including government officials, shipping line customers, industry partners and stakeholders.

Karachi International Container Terminal (KICT) celebrates handling 10 million TEUs since the start of commercial operations in 1998, becoming the first container terminal operator in Pakistan to achieve this milestone and the first container terminal in Karachi Port to handle 1 million TEU in a single year.

The first phase of a 1.4 million square feet logistics park at Port of Felixstowe receives planning permission. The development will provide nearly 1 million square feet of warehouse storage space.


Barcelona Europe South Terminal (BEST) holds a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the next phase of its development.

In Australia, Sydney International Container Terminals (SICTL) is officially opened by the Hon. Michael Baird, MP, Premier of New South Wales, Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Western Sydney.

Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) breaks its own monthly throughput record, handling 1,212,357 TEU, an 8 per cent increase on its previous monthly throughput record from August 2012.

HPH teams up with DP World for a Waste Reduction Campaign to combat global warming, with the theme ‘Recycling Begins and Ends with You’.

The world’s largest container ship, the 19,100-TEU CSCL Globe, calls at Westports Malaysia, Yantian International Container Terminals, Port of Felixstowe and Euromax Terminal Rotterdam on its maiden voyage.

Port of Felixstowe announces development of 1.4 million square foot warehouse on a 68 acre site.

Gdynia Container Terminal signs agreement for construction of additional stacking yards in Stage III Expansion programme, which includes construction of a new quay.


Port of Felixstowe handles its 70 millionth TEU since container operations began at the port in the mid-1960s and breaks ground on North Rail Terminal project which will double its rail capacity.

Intermodal Terminal Navarra (TIN), located at the Rail Logistics Centre in Pamplona, is officially inaugurated in a ceremony presided over by the President of the Autonomous Community of Navarra. TIN provides a rail service that connects the Spanish cities of Pamplona and Barcelona.

After eighteen and a half years, Yantian International Container Terminal handles its 100 millionth TEU and becomes the quickest of any container terminal operator to reach this milestone.

HPH Trust acquires Asia Container Terminals Holdings Limited from DP World ACT Holdings Limited, DP World 8 Limited and PSA China Pte Limited.


HPH celebrates the grand opening of its new semi-automated deep-water container terminal, Barcelona Europe South Terminal; presided over by His Majesty the King of Spain Juan Carlos I.

PFL holds a ground-breaking ceremony to launch the North Rail Terminal project. The new rail terminal is the third at Felixstowe and the first in the UK designed to handle 30-wagon long freight trains, capable of carrying 90 TEU.

The world’s largest container vessel, CMA CGM Marco Polo, makes its maiden call at Hongkong International Terminals and Yantain International Container Terminal with a carrying capacity up to 16,020 TEU, it becomes the largest container vessel to ever call in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.


Hutchison Port Holdings Trust ("HPH Trust"), the world's first publicly traded container port business trust, is listed on the Main Board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.

Hutchison Ports signs an agreement with Ajman Port Authority that paves the way for the development and operation of Ajman Port in the United Arab Emirates.


Saigon International Terminals Vietnam, located in the industrial Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, officially commences commercial operations.

Port of Gdynia Authority and Gdynia Container Terminal sign agreement to jointly develop deep-water berth at Bulgarskie Wharf at Port of Gdynia.

ECT partners with Combined Cargo Terminals B.V. to form Moerdijk Container Terminals.

ECT subsidiary, Trimodal Container Terminal Venlo, opens new barge terminal.