Portek makes inroads into PNG


Singapore:  Portek International has signed an agreement with Papua New Guinea Ports Corporation Limited to collaborate with PNGPCL in the operations of PNGPCL’s two largest container terminals for a five-year period. The largest boxport of Papua New Guinea is in the city of Lae, where the container terminal handles more than 140,000 teu annually. The second largest container terminal in PNG is located in the country’s capital, Port Moresby, which handles more than 79,000 teu annually.
Portek will be sending in a team of port experts in the fields of operations, equipment engineering and maintenance and port information technology. This collaboration will include training of PNGPCL personnel in the entire spectrum of port operations activities including the use of Portek’s in-house terminal management system. The deployment of the personnel is expected in January 2013.
Takao Omori, CEO of Portek International commented: “This is an excellent opportunity for Portek to work with PNGPCL, a very progressive and forward-looking organisation with the will to excel in its role as the operator of PNG’s two main ports of Lae and Moresby and the determination to raise even higher the standards of professionalism of its staff members. For the past 25 years, Portek has been able to work constructively together with ports over the world, providing port equipment and operations expertise.”
Portek International is a global medium-sized terminal operator and port equipment engineering solutions provider headquartered in Singapore. The company currently manages eight container and multipurpose terminals in Africa, Indonesia and Europe.  [04/12/12]

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