Our Emissions

Hutchison Ports prioritise decarbonising its operations and continually improving its environmental performance. Aligning with the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, we are committed to setting science-based targets to reach net-zero by 2050.

In our emission profile, our scope 1 emissions mainly come from the operation of port equipment including movable carriers, cranes and other ancillary equipment such as generators. Our scope 2 emissions are mostly caused by operating reefer units, electrified cranes and office buildings.

We strive to reduce our emissions through equipment electrification and energy transition programme. We have developed a net-zero roadmap and full-scale electrification of equipment will begin in 2024. With the anticipated growing demand of electricity consumption, the Group is exploring the use of electricity from renewable sources and the feasibility of adopting green fuel. While aiming for a sustainable port development and maintaining resilience towards global challenges, the Group works proactively in exploring other green initiatives and collaborating with our stakeholders to progress our emissions reduction journey.

Click on the map to view individual business unit’s environmental performance.


2021 2022
Scope 1 Emissions 290,126 283,887 tonne CO2e
Scope 2 Emissions 176,006 172,883 tonne CO2e
CO2 Intensity 13.17 12.65 kg CO2e/TEU


1. Scope 1 Emissions (tonne CO2e) is the GHG emissions from sources that are owned or controlled by the port.

2. Scope 2 Emissions (tonne CO2e) is the GHG emissions from the generation of purchased electricity, steam, heat and cooling.

3. Carbon Intensity (kg CO2e/TEU), is the total of Scope 1 and Scope 2 GHG Emissions divided by the port’s annual throughput.

4. The emission factors applied for the calculation of Scope 1 are adopted from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (UK).

5. The emission factors applied for the calculation of Scope 2 GHG Emissions are adopted from the International Energy Agency.