New Project Aims to Make Sudan’s Container Terminal More Productive

HPC Hamburg Port Consulting has been commissioned by the Sudanese Ministry of Transport on behalf of the Sea Ports Corporation of Sudan (SPC) to improve terminal operations at the South Port Container Terminal (SPCT) in Port Sudan. The aim is a significant reduction of vessel waiting times and higher productivity of cargo handling equipment and terminal operations.

Minister of Transport, H.E. Mergani Musa Hamad, said: “For our country, SPCT is the gateway for international trade and a major employer for the region of Port Sudan. We, therefore, strive for a modern, effective container terminal that will be a growth engine for the city and our entire country. We want to do this in a transparent, collaborative manner and with the support of internationally recognised port experts. I have great confidence and believe in the power of our workforce. Together we will be able to shape SPCT into a resilient and effective backbone of Sudan’s trade.”

HPC consultants focus on generating greater efficiency of operational and administrational processes to speed up ship handling processes. Furthermore, in close cooperation with SPC, HPC will pave the way for a planned maintenance system and efficient repair services to ensure higher equipment productivity and reduce operational costs. Besides higher terminal efficiency, the programme emphasises comprehensive training in health, safety, security, and the environment.

The programme formed is based on a thorough analysis of the current assets and infrastructure on-site. All agreed activities will be developed and executed together with the terminal management.

Source: Port Strategy