Harwich International Port (HWH) is one of the UKís leading multi-purpose freight and passenger ports with excellent road and rail links to the Midlands, London and the South East. It is ideally located for North Sea freight and passenger traffic to and from Scandinavia and the Benelux countries, offering first class ro-ro, ferry, container and bulk operations.
HPH, a subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd (CK Hutchison), is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator. The HPH network of port operations comprises 319 berths in 52 ports, spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, HPH 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 2013, the HPH port network handled a combined throughput of 78.3 million TEU worldwide.
Built as a rail ferry port in the 1880s by the Great Eastern Railway, Harwich International Port has developed and expanded over more than a century into a highly efficient, modern, multipurpose port.
The Port, originally named Parkeston Quay after Great Easternís chairman Charles Parks, was privatised in 1984. Strategically located in the southeast quadrant of the UK, Harwich International Port is on the southern side of the River Stour. In 1997 the Port was acquired by Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited.