Freeport East is a partnership between Hutchison Ports, Harwich Haven Authority, New Anglia LEP, South East LEP, Essex County Council, Suffolk County Council, East Suffolk Council, Tendring District Council, Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils and the Haven Gateway Partnership.
Centred upon the Port of Felixstowe and Harwich International Port, it is on the world’s major trade routes connecting the UK directly with markets around the world. It is ideally placed to attract global investors looking to use the UK as a springboard to access European markets and beyond.
The East of England has a global reputation for innovation and technology. Focussing on the green energy sector, Freeport East brings together a team of major companies and international investors and world-leading research-intensive universities working closely with local authorities, to create a new investment and innovation opportunity for the UK.
Hutchison Ports is the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison). Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator. It can draw on its experience of operating a network of 52 ports spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.
CK Hutchison is one of the UK’s biggest inward investors and among the largest companies listed on the main board of The Hong Kong Stock Exchange. CK Hutchison’s diverse array of holdings ranges from some of the world’s biggest port operators and retailers, to reliable infrastructure companies and leading mobile multimedia telecommunication networks. With roots in Hong Kong in the 1800s, CK Hutchison’s operations now span the globe.