Hutchison Ports has celebrated its 50th anniversary by announcing that it has become the world’s first port operator to achieve a cumulative global throughput of 1.3 billion TEU. The port’s achievement was announced at a cocktail reception in Hong Kong.
As presented above, Hutchison ports is the world’s first operator achieving a 1.3 billion TEU throughput. Also, the port operates in 51 ports across 26 countries.
Moreover, the port handled a throughput of 84.6 million TEU during 2018, collaborating with key ports in Mexico, Felizstowe in the UK, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Yantian and Hong Kong in China and also Laem Chabang in Thailand.
Hutchison Ports also handled 11% of the global marine cargo trade, meaning 1 in 9 containers shipped around the world sailed through the ports.
In light of this achievement, Mr. Eric Ip, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Ports, commented
Our story begins here in Hong Kong with a single berth, and Hong Kong remains the key hub for our global operations – our home base for grooming talent based here and overseas. Over the last fifty years, we have built a solid foundation and put in place a strong and balanced portfolio that is evenly distributed amongst all the regions, creating a portfolio that is resilient, especially in times of volatility.
Concluding, the ports’ statement highlights that if those containers were to be lined up end-to-end, they would go around the earth almost two hundred times.