Hutchison Ports signed Heads of Agreement with Malaysian company

Hutchison Port Holdings Limited, a private holding company registered in the British Virgin Islands and headquartered in Hong Kong, signed a Heads of Agreement with KA Petra Sdn Bhd, the company which a pioneer in the Ship-to-Ship transfer business in Malaysia. According to this agreement, the parties will become strategic partners to jointly develop the world’s largest Ship-to-Ship Transfer Hub in Malaysia – the flagship project of KA Petra.

According to the Heads of Agreement, the BVI holding takes 30% stake in KA Petra’s Ship-to-Ship Hub, while the Malaysian company will have 70% interest in the project. The construction of the Hub, which is to commence in the next 12 months and is estimated to cost US$150mln to US$180mln, will be funded both by internally integrated funds and debt financing.

During the signing ceremony Hutchison Ports was represented by Group Managing Director Mr. Eric Ip, and KA Petra was represented by its founder and Executive Chairman, Dato’ Shahrul Amirul. The ceremony was also formally witnessed by Prime Minister of Malaysia and Minister of Transport of Malaysia, with the presence of Minister of Economic Affairs and Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.

Mr. Eric Ip, Group Managing Director of Hutchison Ports said, “We are equally excited to be part of this significant project that will have such a positive impact on the marine sector in Malaysia, as well as in SE Asia. Given our global port network, we are confident of introducing the many benefits offered in this STS Hub to our global shipping lines customers. This would be one of our valued propositions as a strategic partner with KA Petra in undertaking the development of the world’s largest STS Hub in Malaysia.”

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