While throughput growth was flat at 75.1m teu, revenue grew to HK$32.52bn ($4.19bn) and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization rose 14% to HK$11.75bn.
In the first quarter of last year, the ports division executed the public listing of HPH Trust in Singapore. In the second half of 2011, the division started commercial operation of two new deepwater berths in Felixstowe port, UK's largest container port, and acquired operating rights to four berths in Ajman port in the UAE under a 10-year concession agreement.
This year, the division will open three new berths at Muelle Prat terminal in Spain, two at Huizhou International Container Terminal in China and one at Westports in Malaysia.
In addition to the six new berths this year, nine berths are expected to come into operation in 2013, including two berths from the division's greenfield port in Sydney.