Hutchinson Ports SOHAR container handling rate increases by 70%
Hutchison Ports Sohar has achieved a rise in its average vessel operation rate of 70%, with Terminal C hitting a record high of 169 moves per hour on 21 January.
Hutchison Ports Sohar said in a release that the higher rate is a result of continuous investments in day to day port operations.
Over the past year, the terminal operator has put in investments to build a world-class terminal facility to handle growing transhipment cargo throughput as well as overland cargo from the GCC.
“To achieve growth in what has been a challenging business environment for the port and shipping industry around the world is a tremendous achievement, and can be attributed in large part to our investment in technology and smart systems,” said Albert Pang, CEO of Hutchison Ports Sohar.
“In first quarter of 2018, 28 yard trucks, 20 trailers and four rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGC) will be added to the equipment fleet at the terminal,” he added.
“I’m confident that these efforts will help establish Hutchison Ports Sohar as the preferred port-of-call in the region and that further investments will contribute to the growth of the local economy in the Al Batinah region and beyond.”