A proud heritage for a progressive company

Established in 1969, Modern Terminals quickly proved to be a major player in an industry which was to grow to impressive proportions in the coming decades. By 1972, Modern Terminals had built Hong Kong's first custom designed container terminal. This was the forerunner of the Hong Kong container shipping industry and it established Modern Terminals as the industry leader.

Since then, in the face of an increasingly competitive business environment, Modern Terminals has developed into a fully-fledged customer-oriented company. Focused on finding solutions to each new business initiative that a customer brings, Modern Terminals is recognized as an organization that seeks out innovative ways to improve its efficiency and productivity on behalf of its customers.

Following upon our success in Hong Kong, we are now also addressing the challenge and the opportunity provided by the growth of the container handling business in China. As an active participant, we are already emerging as a leader in this developing market.

Modern Terminals is a privately owned company with a shareholder portfolio of regional industry leaders: The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd (68%); China Merchants Holdings (International) Co Ltd (27%); and Jebsen Securities Ltd (5%).

Brief History Timeline

2013
Modern Terminals became one of the regioníŽs first container terminal operators to publish a CSR Report prepared in accordance with internationally recognised sustainability reporting guidelines.
 
Da Chan Bay Terminal One received ISO14001 certification, meaning that the Environmental Management Systems of all three Modern Terminals business units were now compliant with ISO environmental management standards.
2011
Modern Terminals invested HK$170 million in a massive project of converting diesel-powered rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) into electric-RTGs (E-RTGs)
 
Modern Terminals awarded 2011 HKAEE Transport and Logistic Bronze Award
 
Taicang International Gateway awarded ISO 14001 Certificate
 
Modern Terminals was a founding participant of Project WeCan íV a six-year programme launched by the Wharf Group to raise the overall performance of secondary school students in Hong Kong íV by pledging to donate a total of HK$15 million in sponsorship to Cotton Spinner Association Secondary School, which was located near our terminals in Hong Kong.
2010
Modern Terminal became the first container terminal operator in Hong Kong awarded HKQAA-HSBC CSR Advocate Mark
2009
Modern Terminals converted 44 hybrid-RTGs to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emission
 
Modern Terminals business unit awarded ISO 14001 Certificate
2008
Modern Terminals awarded Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) Sectoral Award and Hong Kong Awards for Industries (HKAI): Environmental Performance Certificate of Merit
2007
Berths 4 & 5 of Da Chan Bay Terminal One began operations in December
 
Modern Terminals became the first organization in Hong Kong to receive a CISPROS (Continual Improvement Safety Programme Recognition of System) Level 3 certificate from the Occupational Safety and Health Council
2006
Phase 2 of Taicang Container Port, jointly developed by Modern Terminals and Suzhou municipal authority, received approval from the Central Government in January
2005
Modern Terminals launched a HK$1billion+ facilities upgrade project for Container Terminals 1, 2 and 5
 
Dachan Bay container terminals Phase 1 project, jointly developed by Modern Terminals and Shenzhen municipal authority, received approval from Central Government; and a groundbreaking ceremony was held in September
 
Modern Terminals acquired equity stake in Phase 1 of Shekou Container Terminals
2004
Modern Terminals acquired equity stake in Phase 1 of Taicang Container Port
 
Completion of Container Terminal 9 (South) in August 2004. Modern Terminals owns and operates seven container berths and two feeder berths at Terminals 1, 2, 5 and 9 (South)
   
2003
Modern Terminals co-founded OnePort Limited with other Kwai Chung terminal operators to strengthen the competitiveness of the Port of Hong Kong
2002
Modern Terminals acquired equity stake in Phase 2 of Shekou Container Terminals
 
The company's Shanghai Representative Office opened, enabling Modern Terminals' expansion into the Yangtze River Delta
2000
Strategic partnership between Modern Terminals and V-Logic signified investment in logistics
1999
Modern Terminals unveils a new corporate image for the new millennium
   
 
JV with China Merchants International - acquired 20 per cent equity stake in Chiwan Container Terminal
1998
First JV in China - awarded management contract for Shekou Container Terminals (Phase 1) in Shenzhen
   
1991
Warehouse Phase 2 completed and topped out
1989
Modern Terminals takes over Terminal Two
   
1988
Berth Five extension completed
1980
Modern Terminals' Warehouse building is officially opened
   
1972
OCL's TOKYO BAY becomes the first vessel to arrive at Berth One
   
1969
Modern Terminals Limited registered as a limited company