"HPH, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 308 berths in 51 ports, spanning 25 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies. In 2009, the HPH Group handled a combined throughput of 65.3 million TEU worldwide.
The history of HPH 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, Hongkong International Terminals (HIT), was established. In 1994, HPH was founded to manage HIT's growing international port network.
Drawing on HIT's extensive experience, HPH has expanded worldwide. The Group now has ports and related operations that span the entire logistics chain, providing customers with a full range of value-added benefits that include container storage and repair, container tracking, general and bulk cargo transfer, warehousing, marine shuttle services, and other related services