Port back to handling 40,000 TEU per day, takes delivery of new remote-controlled cranes.
In a statement Hutchison Ports discussed some of the COVID-19 prevention and control measures Yantian has put in place in its effort to resume full operations following a regional COVID-19 outbreak.
“With the full support and guidance from various government departments, Yantian has conducted nucleic acid tests for all its staff members, arranged dedicated dorms and dorm-to-port transport for frontline operators, and put in place a full set of precautionary measures for onboard operations. All staff members of Yantian have united as one to fight against the pandemic and do their part to restore normal terminal operations.
From June 24 Yantian has resumed operations across all its 20 berths and is handling 40,000 TEU and 20,000 truck calls per day, which the port said are “normal levels”. Despite shipping lines issuing a number of advisories and cancelling or diverting some services to Yantian in June, the port said it is still attracting new business. It welcomed 20 new services from January to June and is expecting three new American services to start calling in July.
In June Yantian took delivery of 18 new RTGs, eight of which are operated by automation and remote control. In addition the height of three STS has been raised to cater for larger vessels stowing more containers on deck.