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    Hutchison to build world’s most advanced container terminal in Thailand

    Hutchison Port Holdings will spend $600m on building a state-of-the-art container terminal at Thailand’s largest port, Laem Chabang, enabling it to handle half of all the country’s sea trade.

    When work on the three-phase scheme is finished in 2024 the port’s capacity will have increased from 12 million TEU containers to 15.5 million, roughly equal to the annual container throughput of Dubai.
    Hong Kong-based Hutchison says the expanded Terminal D will be the first in the world to have fully remote-controlled dockside and gantry cranes, cutting labour requirements by about 30% and opening their operation to women and older employees.
    Hutchison began increasing the capacity of Terminal D in January, when it took delivery of three super-post-Panamax quay cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries, as well as eight remote controlled rubber-tired gantry cranes.
    The Eastern Economic Corridor

    The completed project will include 1,700m of berths, 43 yard cranes and 17 remote control quay cranes able to handle the latest, and largest, container ships.
    The expanded port, located in Chonburi province about 40km east of Bangkok, will be one of the nodes on Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor, an important element in the country’s plan for industrial development.
    In March, the government approved a $7.2bn, 220km high speed railway between Bangkok, Laem Chabang and Pattaya. And in September last year a $3bn scheme was put forward to build Trust City, the world’s largest exhibition and trade centre, near Suvarnabhumi Airport, which would be serviced by the rail scheme (see Further Reading).
    The developments signal the increasing integration of Thailand into China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). Stephen Ashworth (pictured), the managing director of Hutchison Ports Thailand, told the Nikkei Asian Review that Thailand’s eastern seaboard would be a key area for the BRI.

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    would that be to CONTAIN all the illegal immigrants.

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    This was news - 2 years ago! never fully completed..................

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    Hutchison Opens Thailand’s Most Advanced Terminal

    Hutchison Opens Thailand’s Most Advanced Terminal

    Hutchison Ports has officially opened Terminal D at Laem Chabang Port, the most advanced deep-sea container terminal in Thailand, following the completion of its phase of development, according to a statement.

    The operator says it will invest US$600 million in Terminal D and that, upon completion, it will improve the port’s operational efficiency and productivity by approximately 40%, and herald a new era for Thailand as a global shipping hub.
    Furthermore, it will be one of the world’s first container terminals to be fully equipped with remote control technology for all its quay cranes and yard side rubber-tired gantry cranes.

    Credit: Hutchison Ports
    Hutchison Ports has said Terminal D offers a combined total of 400 meters of berths, 3 of the world’s largest quay cranes and 10 supporting rubber-tired gantry cranes, which arrived on January 29, 2018.
    A recent Port Technology technical paper looked at how to future-proof container terminals

    When it is finished, Terminal D will operate a total of 1,700 meters of berth, with 17 quay cranes and 43 remote controlled rubber-tired gantry cranes, which will add an additional 3.5 million TEU to the port’s annual traffic.
    In November last year, Hutchison Ports welcomed the largest ever container vessel to berth in Thailand by being the first terminal operator in the country to handle a container vessel in excess of 350 meters when the Ocean Network Express’ ONE COLUMBA called at Terminal D.

    Speaking at Terminal D’s grand opening ceremony at Laem Chabang, Stephen Ashworth, Managing Director – Thailand & South East Asia of Hutchison Ports, said: “Terminal D is now becoming a reality and is already receiving some of the world’s largest container vessels.
    “It is a world-class facility and provides a significant boost to Hutchison Ports Thailand’s operational efficiency and productivity.
    “The investments that have been made clearly demonstrate that Hutchison Ports continues to be a serious long-term investor in Thailand’s infrastructure.
    “For the first time in Thailand, container loading and discharge operations are being handled by cranes that are equipped with remote control capabilities.
    “The new terminal will also help to increase supply chain efficiency in Thailand by creating opportunities for further development in the EEC and contributing to the Thai government’s vision for sustainable economic prosperity.”
    Developing Terminal D is the latest in a series of innovative investments made by Hutchison Ports. On January 9, 2019, it unveiled a new operator alliance in order to improve the fortunes of the Port of Hong Kong.

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