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Contact Person:Michelle Lu
General Manager - Group Corporate Affairs, HPH
Telephone:(852) 2619 7557
Fax:(852) 2612 0083
Date:8 August 2002

New feeder service starts between SICT & YICT

[8 August 2002 - Hong Kong] - A new feeder service between Shantou and Yantian has commenced when the first vessel left Shantou International Container Terminals (SICT) on August 6 and arrived at Yantian International Container Terminals (YICT) on August 7, 2002.

The service operates three sailings a week, leaving SICT every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday and berthing at YICT on the next day. Export cargoes from Shantou are transshipped at Yantain and connected to line-haul vessels to worldwide destinations. It is a more economical mode of transportation than by trucking to Yantian.

Mr. Edward Tang, general manager of SICT commented, "Thanks to the co-operation of Customs of Shantou and Dapeng in Yantian, the new service commenced successfully. Following the opening of a regular service between SICT and Xiamen in early April, this Yantian service further strengthens our ties with other terminals of the HPH Group. We shall provide more options and better service to our clients and continue to foster international trade growth in Shantou City."

Notes to Editors:

Shantou International Container Terminals (SICT) coastal port is a joint venture between Hutchison Delta Ports (HDP) and Shantou Port Authority and was the first dedicated container terminal in Shantou. Situated on the coast at Shantou in Guangdong province, it has been in operation since 1997 and is part of the HDP network, currently comprising three coastal and three river ports in South China.

SICT is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in 15 countries throughout Asia, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 30 ports together with a number of transportation related service companies.