Xiamen port expands

PUBLISHED : Monday, 28 July, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 28 July, 1997, 12:00am

Pacific Ports Co will be able to handle vessels simultaneously when an expansion programme at its Huijian harbour in Xiamen is completed by the end of the year.

The project is part of a large investment by Pacific Ports, Xiamen Xiangyu Free Trade Zone Construction and the Xiamen Port Bureau in Xiamen.

Plans involve building an extra 50 metres of quay wall. The rail guidance system for the two ship-to-shore cranes at Huijian also will be lengthened, enabling the two berths for container traffic and general cargo to operate simultaneously, said Pacific Ports deputy managing director Peter Ng.

The scheme is a result of growing business at Xiangyu quay in which Pacific Ports holds a 92 per cent stake.