New terminal to allow Sihanoukville port to process bigger loads
he Kingdom’s only deep-sea port, operated by state-owned Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS), will launch a new multipurpose terminal on June 25, to accommodate larger vessels with heavy loads, it said on Wednesday. PAS Chairman and CEO Lou Kim Chhun said the inauguration of the multipurpose terminal will be presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen. Once in operation, the new facility will be able to load shipments weighing in the range of 40,000-50,000 tonnes. This is more than twice the limit of existing terminals. “As the terminal at the sea-port is deeper and can handle bigger vessels with heavier loads, sea transportation costs will become cheaper,” Kim Chhun said. He said construction of the new terminal began in early 2015 using a soft loan from the Japanese development agency JICA. The final cost will be more than $70 million. Cambodia Freight Forwarders Association (CFFA) President Sin Chanthy said that PAS’s new facility will contribute to a greater level of competitiveness in exporting goods and will simplify the work of freight forwarders. Without the new terminal, Chanthy said PAS could not handle large vessels. This led to fewer customers and congestion while at port. “With the new terminal becoming operational, large vessels will make up a larger part of the traffic. Goods will be delivered on time in a shorter period which will strengthen the business’s competitiveness,” he said.
New container terminal okayed
The construction of a new container terminal as part of an expansion project of the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) will start by early 2019 after Japan signed an agreement to provide a low-interest loan of about $209 million. The new container terminal is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022, a senior PAS official said. Lou Kim Chhun, the director general of the PAS, told Khmer Times yesterday that the feasibility study from the Japan International Cooperation Agency was positive and now Japan has granted the loan. Mr Kim Chhun said the construction of the new container terminal will start by the end of 2018 or early in 2019 at the latest and is scheduled to be finished by 2022 or early 2023. http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new-container-terminal-okayed/
Port of Sihanoukville outlines expansion plans
ihanoukville, 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. http://www.portstrategy.com/news101/world/asia/port-of-sihanoukville-outlines-expansion-plansUpload News