New investment to boost cargo handling at Hambantota International Port
The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) made yet another investment to further develop the operations of the Hambantota International Port. The latest investment of over USD 600,000, was made for the purchase of 40-foot Ro-Ro trailers with goosenecks (to allow efficient maneuverability), break-bulk lifting gear, detachable goosenecks, and a turbo safe-neck system. Some of the new apparatus was officially commissioned on the 2nd of October 2018, for operations on the vessel Glovis Century.
This new equipment is in addition to the four low bed trailers that have already been successfully commissioned by the Hambantota International Port earlier this month. The new additions are expected to revolutionize cargo handling at the port, helping to enhance efficiencies and economies of cargo handling. HIPG is confident of seeing a boost in terminal operations, productivity, and service quality with this investment, which reaffirms the Company’s commitment towards positioning Hambantota International Port as a multi-purpose port, conforming to international standards