Hutchison Ports in Thailand is gearing up to handling larger vessels on the mainline east – west trades as it officially starts operations at its $600m Terminal D in Laem Chabang.
The Ocean Network Express vessel ONE Columba has become the largest ever container vessel to call in Thailand.
The container shipping industry is becoming increasingly competitive and complicated and leading terminal operators such as Hutchison Ports are taking steps through the use of technology to serve their customers better as well as cut down inefficiencies.
Hutchison Ports new terminal at Laem Chabang Port in Thailand when it fully completed by 2023 to 2024, will be the biggest terminal in the world to have fully remote controlled facilities.
Leading Thailand port operator Hutchison Ports Thailand introduced its $600m Terminal D facility at Port of Laem Chabang, where the first section will comprise 400m of deepwater berths, three super post-panamax quay cranes and 10 supporting electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes, and will be ready for operations in mid-2018.
Hutchison Ports Thailand (HPT) has recorded a milestone container handling volume of 15m teu on Wednesday since the start of operations in 2002.
Maersk Line will add a new call at Thailand’s Laem Chabang port on its Boomerang service starting 4 October, directly linking to main ports in Australia.
Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) is to start construction of the first phase of Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port, Thailand within a year.