Hutchison Ports Pakistan deploys five new hybrid yard cranes

KARACHI: Hutchison Ports Pakistan has announced to deploy five new hybrid yard cranes as the terminal continues with its productivity enhancement program and to provide better customer service.

It brings the terminal’s total number of hybrid yard cranes to 31, said a statement on Tuesday.

This new batch of equipment will improve the overall service potential of the terminal and will greatly increase berth productivity as well as landside deliveries.

“We are constantly in pursuit of improving our industry and everything it touches”, said Captain Syed Rashid Jamil, General Manager and Head of Business Unit, Hutchison Ports Pakistan.

“The addition of more hybrid cranes will enable us to further enhance the speed of our operations, directly and indirectly benefiting our customers. Moreover, we truly care for the communities around the port area.

“The deployment of hybrid cranes will significantly help us reduce emissions as well as to protect and conserve air quality in our surrounding areas. We take this as our responsibility and will do everything we can to reduce the impact of our operations.”

In October 2019, Hutchison Ports Pakistan will receive 11 state-of-the-art electric remote-controlled yard cranes. This induction will make Hutchison Ports Pakistan the only terminal in the region to deploy such equipment.

Hutchison Ports Pakistan is situated at the estuary of the Keamari Groyne basin, providing the most convenient access to ships entering Karachi.

The new facility is the closest Pakistan port to the shipping lanes in the Arabian Sea. Its prime location offers the shortest steaming time from the Fairway Buoy, and will bring real benefits to customers, relating to time, cost, reduction in risk of delays, and reduced carbon emissions.

Hutchison Ports Pakistan is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison).

Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations in 51 ports spanning 26 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia.

Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centres, rail services and ship repair facilities.

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