Myanmar’s AWPT invests in new equipment

The investment is made up of nine rubber-tyred gantry cranes, two reachstackers and two empty container handlers from SANY, as well as a mobile harbour crane from Konecranes Gottwald Photo: Konecranes The investment is made up of nine rubber-tyred gantry cranes, two reachstackers and two empty container handlers from SANY, as well as a mobile harbour crane from Konecranes Gottwald Photo: Konecranes

The operator of Myanmar’s Asia World Port Terminal (AWPT) has stated that the port’s recent investment in 14 new pieces of equipment “signals” the facility’s robust confidence in Myanmar’s overall macroeconomic development and its government’s “strong policies”, as well as the future of the country’s economy.

In a release, Asia World Port Management (AWPM) also said that the venture, AWPT’s biggest technology investment in recent years, was “a sure sign of” AWPT’s “bullish outlook” concerning the port business’ prospects.

The investment is made up of nine rubber-tyred gantry cranes, two reachstackers and two empty container handlers from SANY, as well as a mobile harbour crane from Konecranes Gottwald.

The new equipment was officially commissioned for operations at a ceremony attended by Myanmar’s Minister for Transport and Communications, U Thant Sin Maung, and Myanmar Port Authority’s managing director, U Ni Aung.

According to AWPM, the investment is buoyed by AWPT’s vision of becoming a “technology-led player”, with the initiative meaning that the terminal will see overall operating capacity boosted by 33% and its maximum container-stack level increasing to seven-high from five-high.

The operator also said that the new equipment was also expected to bring operational benefits and value to AWPT customers — those of increased efficiency and productivity levels — which will ultimately guarantee better service-quality and more rapid turnaround times.

AWPT’s technology and operational upgrade-investments include safety and security training, staff training, a terminal control centre and a terminal operation system.

AWPM said that AWPT was “well-equipped to handle the higher demand” connected to anticipated container traffic growth in Myanmar in the next few years.

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