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TERMINAL D Hutchison Ports unveils new facility at Laem Chabang 


Hutchison Ports Thailand, a port operator in Thailand, yesterday introduced its US$600 million Terminal D facility at Laem Chabang at a press conference. The new facility features the world’s first container terminal that will be fully equipped with remote control technologies. 

The new Terminal D is an integral part of Thailand’ s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) under Thailand 4.0’s objective to modernise the economy through improved infrastructure and innovation.
 Terminal D will set a new global standard of port operations which, on its completion will greatly facilitate the growth of container volumes at Laem Chabang, adding much-needed capacity by 3.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit). An initial phase of Terminal D, comprising three of the largest quay cranes in the world using remote control technology, will come into operation in mid-2018, said Stephen Ashworth, Managing Director /Thailand and Southeast Asia of Hutchison Ports. 
 The new Terminal D will be capable of handling some of the largest ocean vessels currently in operation, offering customers more choice and flexibility, as well as improved efficiency and productivity.
On full completion, the new Terminal D will have a total quay length of 1,700 metres, with 17 super post panamax quay cranes and 43 electric rubber tyred gantry cranes (yard cranes) using remote control technology. 
Ashworth said the Hutchison Ports network includes 52 ports in 26 countries around the globe
 

Published : May 08, 2018

By : The Nation