January 4, 2019
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) signed a concession agreement with Sea Ports Corporation (SPC) of Sudan to operate, manage and develop the South Port Container Terminal (SPCT) for a 20-year period at the port of Port Sudan, Sudan.
ICTSI will assume the operational and development responsibility for the existing container terminal infrastructure and terminal handling equipment, while SPC, which is the national port authority, will become the landlord and supervisory authority of the terminal.
The transfer of the facilities to ICTSI management will take place in the first quarter of 2019. In 2017, SPCT had a throughput of 470,000 TEU against the capacity in excess of 1 million TEU.
SPCT has a land area of 180 hectares and 1,200 meters quay wall, with a design water depth of up to 16 meters and, thus, the capability to receive global shipping lines’ largest container vessels. The equipment includes 8 ship-to-shore gantry cranes and an extensive range of yard handling equipment, including more than 20 rubber-tired-gantry cranes.