Port of Sihanoukville outlines expansion plans

Sihanoukville, Cambodia’s recently-listed gateway port, outlined its expansion plans at the 15th ASEAN Ports and Shipping Conference.

Currently nearing completion is Phase VI of the port’s development, creating a multipurpose terminal, Hen Chann, director of the internal audit department at Sihanoukville, told the conference.

“This project is going to be completed by the end of this year,” said Mr Chann.

The 330 metre terminal with a 13.5 metre draft is for bulk and general cargoes and will help Cambodia export agriculture products such as acacia, woodchip and dry tapioca chip.

There is also a 200 metre long Logistic Base Oil Exploration Terminal which will support offshore oil exploration, which is scheduled to finish next year.  

The Multipurpose Terminal Development Project was built using $74.2m of Japanese overseas development agency loans.

Longer term, there is the New Container Terminal which will have a quay length of 350 metres and is designed with a draft of 14.5 metres. The site will be worked by three container gantry cranes and nine RTG cranes.

“This project is going to be constructed from 2019 and completed in 2022,” Mr Chann told the conference.

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