The terminal further demonstrated its versatility in July when it handled the 8,488 teu MV CMA CGM Otello. During the vessel’s call at Jurong, the terminal’s quay cranes unloaded more than 3,000 containers.
By the end of this year, Jurong will have taken delivery of five new quay cranes with a 22-row outreach and a rated twin-lift spreader load of 65 tonnes. The new cranes, together with the ongoing extension of berths and other facilities, will increase the port’s container handling capacity from 1.4m teu to 1.8m teu per annum.
Meanwhile, Jurong has appointed Mr Lim How Teck to its board of directors, effective July 1, 2006. Mr Lim, a well-known shipping professional, brings a wealth of experience to the post. He worked for 26 years with Neptune Orient Lines, holding the posts of executive director and group chief financial officer before leaving in 2005. He was a board director at the Port of Singapore Authority from 1993-97 and a director at the Trade Development Board from 2000-03.
Subsequently he served as executive chairman of Redwood International Pte Ltd and as a director of Papua New Guinea Sustainable Development Programme Ltd, in addition to chairing or sitting on the board of a number of other Singaporean companies. At Jurong, he becomes a member of a six-man board chaired by Mr Barry Desker.