China: Hutchison Port Holdings and the Huizhou Port Affairs Group Company Limited held a groundbreaking ceremony last week.
‘The companies broke ground on two 50,000-tonne container berths at Huizhou Quanwan International Container Terminals (HQCT), which will soon become Huizhou Port’s first dedicated container terminal. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by over 400 guests, representing the municipal government, local enterprises as well as top executives from the port and shipping industries. Huang Yebin, Party Secretary of the Huizhou Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China; Li Ruqiu, Mayor of Huizhou; John Meredith, Group Managing Director of HPH; James S Tsien, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports China; and Zhong Jiayun, Chairman and President of Huizhou Port Affairs Group Company Limited, jointly hosted the ceremony. At the ceremony, Mr Tsien explained that Huizhou Quanwan International Container Terminals would be the first dedicated container terminal in Huizhou Port. An expressway network and two major railway arteries, the Beijing-Kowloon and Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou lines, connect HQCT to the Pearl River Delta and manufacturing hinterlands along the railways.