News Release

7th November 2006

HIT Picks Up Top Asia Pacific ICT Award


[8 November 2006 – Hong Kong] Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) has successfully competed against 10 other outstanding teams from leading business sectors and become the grand prize winner at the Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Awards (APICTA) 2006 in the Industrial Applications Domain, confirming the industry’s recognition of the application excellence of HIT’s proprietary operating system – nGen (Next Generation Terminal Management System).

Organised by a network of 16-member economies in the Asia Pacific Region, the APICTA 2006 is an international Award aiming to stimulate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) innovation and creativity, promote economic and trade relations, facilitate technology transfer, and offer business matching opportunities via exposure to venture capitalists and investors.

Edmond Leung, General Manager, Operations Development and Technology, HIT said, “This prestigious international award is a vote of confidence to the ground-breaking work of our nGen team. At HIT, we are committed to the ongoing development and implementation of comprehensive ICT solutions which seek to enhance supply chain efficiencies.”

The APICTA Award recognises HIT’s outstanding contributions within the sphere of process engineering and technological excellence. The award-winning system – nGen – utilises best-in-class technologies, bringing together technology and business to deliver world-class customer services through enhanced container terminal operations. nGen has optimised operational productivity at a number of Hutchison Port Holdings member ports around the world as well as contributed to enhancing the communication systems within and between the global logistics community.

The APICTA 2006 Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation Ceremony was hosted by the Macau Computer Association and the Bureau of Telecommunications Regulation of Macau on 5 November 2006 at the Wynn Macau.