The largest port in Papua New Guinea is in the city of Lae, where the container terminal handles more than 140,000 teu annually. The second largest is located in the capital Port Moresby, which handles more than 79,000 teu annually.
In January next year Portek expects to send in a team of port experts in the fields of operations, equipment engineering and maintenance and port information technology. The collaboration will include the training of PNGPCL personnel in the entire spectrum of port operations activities including the use of Portek\’s in-house terminal management system.
Portek had been working closely with PNGPCL since the provision of 10 refurbished rubber tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Ports Lae and Moresby in 2011.
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 as the operator of PNG’s two main ports and the determination to raise even higher the standards of professionalism of its staff.”
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.