Hutchison Ports and SPARK, a sustainable, global energy hub in Saudi Arabia, announced the signing of a shareholders’ agreement for the formation of a joint venture to manage and operate the dry port and bonded logistics zone in the SPARK energy industrial city in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province in September 2021.

Designed to ensure ease of access to global markets, the three-square-kilometre dry port will enable the future joint venture to capture the growing demand for logistic services for energy related products in the Middle East and beyond while also serving the neighbouring industrial cities.

The mega project which spans over 50 square kilometres is a manufacturing, service centre and logistics hub for the energy sectors and is an integral part of the Saudi Vision 2030. SPARK will create significant employment, further diversify the economy, and attract additional foreign investment into the Kingdom.

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PARIS Optimal Transport Planning Solution (PARIS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hutchison Ports, and Ocean Network Express (ONE) Inland Operations collaborates on an exciting new project in pursuit of reducing carbon emissions embedded within their container transport operations in August 2021.

PARIS assist ONE by planning and optimizing collection and delivery bookings in real-time using available truck, rail and barge/feeder transport options. The highly configurable software by PARIS utilises advanced algorithms and parallel processing to provide optimised transport planning and features to effectively manage transport exceptions, reduce empty mileage and improve service performance. PARIS solution enabled the tracking of inland carbon emissions in the supply chain and help lower emissions.

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Another pillar of Hutchison Ports sustainability strategy is transport by rail. In Barcelona, Spain, Hutchison Ports BEST develops and operates inland rail terminals that enable energy transition. In this respect, rail movements carried out at BEST saved 20,471 tonnes of CO2 emission last year.

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Synergy, the logistics operator of Hutchison Ports, has also consolidated its intermodal service between BEST and the southwest of France. Customer benefits from up to 11 days of savings in transit time with the new service through the Port of Barcelona and lowered carbon emissions.

In 2020, the company saved more than 12 tonnes of CO2 emission with its streamlined service which is in line with the EU Green Deal initiative.

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Given the current situation and restrictions in different countries caused by COVID-19, the Group have extended all GoGreen activities across-year (2020-2021). This allows business units to conduct safe and flexible arrangement according to their local situations.

To date, over 580 participants from 14 ports in 9 countries including staff and families together with business partners planted over 3,100 trees of various species inside and around the terminals to protect biodiversity and removed 55kg of rubbish from nearby beaches and countryside.

Furthermore, as part of the Community Investment Strategy, which is sponsored by Hutchison Ports Pakistan, staff participated in the World Wild Fund for Nature’s (WWF) mangrove five-year plantation programme, targeting to plant a total 500,000 saplings within the programme timeline.

In UAE, Hutchison Ports Ajman has introduced Paper Waste Recycling programme and collected a total of 716 kg of wastepaper to the recycle manufacturer receiving an environmental certificate.