Hutchison Ports opens new terminal at Laem Chabang

Hutchison Ports Thailand has officially opened its Terminal D facility at Laem Chabang Port, Chonburi.

Terminal D, one of the world’s first container terminals fully equipped with remote control technology for all of its quay cranes and yard side rubber tyred gantry cranes, will be the largest deep sea container terminal in Thailand, with the ability to handle some of the world’s largest ocean going container vessels currently in operation. An initial phase of Terminal D is now officially open for operations, offering a combined total of 400m of berth, 3 of the world’s largest quay cranes and 10 supporting rubber tyred gantry cranes. A further batch of 3 quay cranes and 10 rubber tyred gantry cranes arrived on 29 January 2019 and will be brought into operation over the course of the coming months.

On full completion, Terminal D will operate a total of 1,700 meters of berth, with 17 quay cranes and 43 remote control rubber tyred gantry cranes all using remote control technology, and adding an additional 3.5m TEUs. This will increase the container handling capacity at Laem Chabang Port by approximately 40% to 13m TEUs.

Source: Hutchison Ports