Hutchison Port Holdings Limited (Hutchison Ports), is the port and related services division of CK Hutchison. Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. The Hutchison Ports network of port operations comprises 48 ports spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.
The history of Hutchison Ports began in 1866 when the Hongkong and Whampoa Dock Company was established in Hong Kong as Registered Company Number One. For over 100 years, it provided ship construction and repair services before diversifying into cargo and container handling operations in 1969 when its flagship operation HIT, was established. In 1994, Hutchison Ports was founded to manage the growing international port network.
Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded internationally into other logistics and transportation-related businesses. These include cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services, and ship repair facilities. In 2015, Hutchison Ports handled a combined throughput of 83.8 million TEU.