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Next Year
2016
Nov
HIT was awarded the “Enterprise Award” and “Innovation and Technology Award” presented at the Hong Kong Star Brand Award 2016 Ceremony. Both awards recognized the company’s achievement with excellence in terminal services, innovation and technology, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility efforts.


Mar
HIT took delivery of two new Super Post Panamax (SPP) quay cranes and two new barge quay cranes. The two SPP quay cranes are equipped with hardware that can adapt to remote-controlled operations in the future. With the two additional barge quay cranes, HIT is the only terminal operator in South China that deploys 4 barge quay cranes to enhance barge operational efficiency.


Jan
The accumulative barge throughput of HIT has topped 2 million TEU – the largest in the Pearl River Delta.


2015
Nov
HIT took delivery of two new Super Post Panamax quay cranes which are the largest quay cranes in Hong Kong. With a lifting capacity of 70 tonnes and twin-lift feature, they can enhance the terminal’s operational efficiency.


Oct
Playing a pivotal role in Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust), HIT marked a historical moment in October 2015 seeing the 200 millionth TEU passed smoothly through its Kwai Tsing Port which set a remarkable milestone for Hong Kong’s container port industry.


Aug
HIT took delivery of 12 new Electric Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (eRTGC). The eRTGCs run on electricity, which emits up to 95% less exhaust fumes and produces 45% less noise than diesel-driven RTGCs. These equipment can increase both yard stacking capacity and container handling efficiency.


Apr
HIT launched “BOXplus Building Operations Excellence”, a 40-week efficiency enhancement study covering general operations, crane maintenance and customer service. The study achieved a gratifying result in optimising HIT’s utilisation of resources, streamlining operations and enhancing its handling capability.


8 Mar
HIT Family Day 2015 received enormous support from the community which offered games and stage performances that attracted almost 5,000 HIT staff members, contractor workers and their family members.


2014
3 Dec

HIT held a celebration to mark its 45th anniversary.


6 Nov
HIT’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) received the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 cert. from the British Standards Institution (BSI) Hong Kong. The ISO/IEC 27001 standard is an internationally recognised benchmark for information security management systems protecting information assets.

 
9 Aug
HIT was bestowed with the “Better World Company” logo from the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and the “Green Office” label from the World Green Organisation. These labels recognise and honour HIT’s efforts in creating a green office.

4 Jun
HIT organised an official ceremony to receive two barge quay cranes from the SANY Group. The two cranes, the first of their kind in southern China, were put into operation in March.


5 Mar
HIT was presented with the Green Medal by the Hang Seng Pan-Pearl River Delta Environment Awards. The award recognises and rewards environmentally responsible behaviour.  


25 Jan
HIT finished heightening its third quay crane to 43 metres from a height of 40 metres. It is the first terminal operator in the world to heighten quay cranes in situ. The quay crane heightening project enhances HIT's ability to handle the growing number of mega-vessels calling at the port by allowing its cranes to service one extra container tier in height.

2013
9 December
HIT signed an agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Technology Corporation to install remote-control operations for the 29 Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGC) at Container Terminal 9, marking  the first time that this innovative technology is being implemented for RTGCs outside of Japan.

8 October
HIT’s Operations Department deployed a new reachstacker to the yard. The reachstacker is the first in Hong Kong capable of stacking 9.5 feet containers six high.
5 July
HIT took delivery of 10 new hybrid Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGCs). The new RTGCs are “one-over-six” models with a lifting capacity of 41 tonnes. The new machines increase the number of hybrid cranes at the terminal to 49, and the total number of RTGCs to 136.
2012

14 November


The world's largest container vessel, CMA CGM Marco Polo, made its maiden call at HIT. Capable of carrying up to 16,020 TEU, it is to date the largest container vessel to ever call in Hong Kong. Its decision to berth at HIT is testament to the terminal's world-class efficiency and capability in handling mega-vessels.

9 July


HIT switched on its new solar panel installation, the latest addition to its green energy programme. HIT installed 129 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels above the Terminal 4 gatehouse, making it the fifth largest solar PV system installation in Hong Kong from the private sector.

16 February


HIT signed the Occupational Safety Charter certificate, which was jointly issued by the Labour Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Council. The Charter promotes the highest standards of safety and health for employees, contractors and visitors.
2011

3 October


HIT received the ISO 14001:2004 certificate from HKQAA. This award certifies that HIT’s environmental management system is sustainable and conforms to internationally-recognised best practices.

13 July


HIT received the Continual Improvement Safety Programme Recognition of System (CISPROS) Level 3 certificate from the Occupational Safety & Health Council (OSHC). HIT was one of only five companies in Hong Kong to receive this prestigious recognition from the OSHC. The certificate acknowledged HIT’s commitment to making continual improvements to its occupational safety and health management system (OSHMS).

6 July


HIT took delivery of 10 new hybrid Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGCS). The new machines brought the total number of RTGCs at HIT to 136.

18 March


Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPH Trust), of which HIT is a member, was officially listed on the Main Board of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited. For more information on HPH Trust, please visit www.hphtrust.com.
2010

12 May


HIT won the Gold Award in the Transport and Logistics category of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence Programme of the Hong Kong's Environmental Campaign Committee.
2009
HIT celebrated its 40th anniversary.

21 April


HIT’s Information Security Management System (ISMS) was certified ISO/IEC 27001:2005-compliant by the British Standards Institution (BSI) Hong Kong.

27 March


HIT received a Silver Award in the Transport and Logistics category of the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence Programme of the Hong Kong's Environmental Campaign Committee.
2008

June


HIT deployed 17 electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (eRTGCs). The cranes were the first phase of a HK$140 million crane-electrification programme, which was part of a wider range of initiatives that HIT had launched to help protect the environment and reduce emissions at Kwai Tsing Container Port.

HIT deployed 17 electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (eRTGCs)
2007

March


HIT donated HK$1 million to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund to help establish the Cancer Patient Resource Centre (CPRC) at Princess Margaret Hospital.

HIT donated HK$1 million to the Hong Kong Cancer Fund
2006

November


HIT won the Grand Award in the eBusiness Category of the Hong Kong Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Awards. HIT also clinched the Gold Award for eBusiness (Applications) for its proprietary Next Generation Terminal Management System.
2005

December


HIT and Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) deployed an eBilling service in order to significantly shorten delivery times.

November


HIT won the Technology Innovation Award at the Logistics Awards Hong Kong for its outstanding contribution to developing logistics technology.

HIT handled its 90 millionth container.

2004

October


HIT celebrated the 100th day in which average quay crane productivity surpassed 35 moves per hour.

October


HIT became the first recipient of the Transport & Logistics Award given by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong.

June


HIT handled its 80 millionth container.
2003

October


HIT received the Productivity Award of the Hong Kong Productivity Council and the Environmental Performance Certificate of Merit of the Business Environment Council.

July


HIT officially launched the first berth of Container Terminal 9 (CT9).

April


HIT launched Phase II of its online customer service system - Customer Plus - and extended the scope and applicability of this B2B interface to provide users with improved access to terminal information anytime, anywhere.

February


HIT, together with Modern Terminals Limited and COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited, announced the formation of OnePort Limited, an open, secure and neutral platform for electronic information exchange between all port users.

January


HIT officially launched its Guider ship planning system, which was a major advancement over its predecessors, the SHIPS/CWPS systems.

January


HIT received the Intelligent 20 Award for the development of its Yard Model 3 yard management simulator from Intelligent Enterprise Asia.
2002

November


HIT handled its 70 millionth container.

HIT handled its 70 millionth container

September


HIT was designated as the Best Container Terminal Operator in Lloyd’s List’s Maritime Asia Awards in recognition of HIT’s key status in the maritime and transport industries.

August


HIT implemented a new phase of its Customer Plus system, an advanced B2B interface used for exchanging terminal and container information with shipping lines.
2001

December


HIT’s proprietary Anti Truck Lifting System (ATLS) won the Gold Award at the Occupational Safety and Health Council’s Enhancement Forum.
2000

December


HIT handled its 60 millionth container.

October


HIT and Orange joined forces to offer the territory’s first Mobile Terminal Message service, which added efficiency to gate processes by allowing tractor drivers to obtain terminal information through mobile phones.

August


HIT successfully established an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) link. The link connected HIT’s billing system with the payment processing system of Evergreen Star Hong Kong, enabling invoices and detailed transaction records to be sent directly to Evergreen’s computer system.

July


Financial Secretary Donald Tsang officiated at the groundbreaking ceremony for Container Terminal 9 on the southeast shore of Tsing Yi.

May


HIT launched Hong Kong’s first barge identity card (BID) system, greatly enhancing its barge operating efficiency at HIT.
HIT’s 3P terminal management system was awarded the Hong Kong Computer Society’s IT Excellence Silver Award.
1999
HIT celebrated its 30th anniversary.

HIT celebrated its 30th anniversary
HIT and CHT’s annual throughput reached six million TEU.
1998
Opening of the Barge Centre.
HIT launched its Customer Plus Programme.
HIT signed the land grant for Terminal 9.

HIT signed the land grant for Terminal 9
HIT handled its 50 millionth TEU.

HIT handled its 50 millionth TEU

HIT and CHT’s annual throughput reached six million TEU.
1997
HIT established its Customer Service Team.
The 3P terminal management system was awarded the United States Computerworld Smithsonian Award.
The 3P terminal management system was awarded the Innovative Services Award from the Hong Kong Coalition of Service Industries.

3P terminal management system

HIT handled its 40 millionth TEU.
HIT and CHT’s annual throughput reached 6.4 million TEU.
1996
HIT was offered the rights to build and operate two berths within the Container Terminal 9 development area.
The 3P system went online.
HIT and CHT’s annual throughput reached 5.6 million TEU.
1995
HIT handled its 30 millionth TEU.

HIT handled its 30 millionth TEU
Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMGCs) arrived at HIT. HIT became the first terminal operator in Kwai Chung to use these highly automated gantry cranes.

Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes (RMGCs) arrived at HIT


HIT and CHT’s annual throughput reached 5.3 million TEU.
1994
Hutchison Port Holdings Limited acquired a stake in Mid-Stream Holdings.
The CHT Terminal 8 joint venture became fully operational.
HIT launched its HK$1.5 billion Productivity Plus Programme (3P).
HIT and CHT’s annual throughput reached 4.6 million TEU.
1993
HIT received the Asia Freight Industry Award for Best Terminal Operator.
HIT handled its 20 millionth TEU.
HIT and CHT’s annual throughput reached 3.5 million TEU.
1992
HIT and CHT’s annual throughput reached 2.9 million TEU.
1991
HIT Terminal 7 was completed.
COSCO-HIT Terminals (Hong Kong) Limited (CHT) joint venture was formed to operate Terminal 8 (East).

COSCO-HIT (CHT) Terminal 8 joint venture formed

HIT received the Asia Freight Industry Award for Best Terminal Operator.
HIT’s annual throughput reached 2.5 million TEU.
1990
HIT’s annual throughput reached 1.9 million TEU.
1989
HIT Terminal 6 was completed.

HIT Terminal 6 was completed
Terminal 2 was handed over to MTL.
1988
HIT handled its 10 millionth TEU.
1985
HIT was granted the right to develop Terminal 6. In return, HIT agreed to relinquish Terminal 2 to Modern Terminals Limited (MTL).

HIT was granted the right to develop Terminal 6
1976
HIT acquired Terminal 2 from Kowloon Container Warehouse.
HIT Terminal 4 operations commenced.
1974
HIT was granted the right to develop Kwai Chung Container Terminal 4.
1969
Whampoa Terminals Limited was set up to develop 180 metres of berths and 9,000 square meters of yard at Hunghom for handling container ships and cargo.
Container operations for general cargo were further established at Hong Kong and Whampoa Dock Company (HWD) facilities in North Point and Kwun Tong.

Container operations for general cargo were further established
Hongkong International Terminals Limited (HIT) was formed to co-ordinate the activities of Hunghom, Kwun Tong and North Point under one company.

Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) was formed
1966
Kwai Chung was earmarked by Government as the site for the development of Hong Kong’s first large-scale, purpose-built container terminal.