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World's largest port operator hit hard by corona

Hong Kong-based Hutchison Ports has been hit hard by the outbreak of coronavirus during the first six months of the year, but the company believes in recovery, according to its financial report on the first half-year.

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The world's largest port operator, Hutchison Ports, was impacted by the lockdowns that followed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in both the first and second quarters this year, according to the company's half-year interim report published on Monday.

Measured in the number of containers, 8 percent fewer units were handled in the first half compared to the same period last year, while revenue receded 12 percent.

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