Boost for cargo handling at Hambantota Port | Sunday Observer

Boost for cargo handling at Hambantota Port

The Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) has made another investment to further develop the operations of the Hambantota International Port.

The latest investment of over US $ 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 recently, for operations on the vessel ‘Glovis Century’.

This 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 additions are expected to revolutionise cargo handling at the port, helping to enhance the efficiency and economies of cargo handling. HIPG is confident of having a boost in terminal operations, productivity, and service quality with this investment, which reaffirms the company’s commitment towards positioning the Hambantota International Port as a multi-purpose port, conforming to international standards, a company spokesman said.