Harwich International Container Terminal ('HICT') is an exciting development that will help to meet the need for future port capacity that is essential to secure the UK’s economic prosperity.

HICT received planning consent in 2006. The development will see a new, state-of-the-art, deep-water container terminal built on Bathside Bay adjacent to Harwich International Port.

Harwich has a number of advantages as the site for future container terminal development:
As an extension of an existing facility, greater economies can be realised than would be available in an all new, stand-alone, development
It shares, with the Port of Felixstowe, the deepest approach channel of any UK container port
Good road and rail connections already exist with further improvements planned
It enjoys an ideal location with minimal deviation for the large container ships serving North West Europe
The project enjoys strong levels of public support
 
Harwich International Port (‘HIP’) is one of the UK’s 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.
Harwich International Port is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group. 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 50 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.
The development of HICT will maintain Hutchison Ports (UK) Limited’s (‘HPUK’) balanced policy on development, which ensures that the best use is made of the existing facilities before creating new capacity, and secures high environmental standards on a project for which there is a clear local and national need.
This site includes a wide range of information about the new terminal development and why it is necessary, as well as key documents relating to the Applications for planning permission.

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