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APM Terminals Bahrain to Optimize Truck Flows

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APM Terminals Bahrain has continued its efforts to upgrade the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), installing three new weighbridges to enhance its Verified Gross Mass (VGM) service.

In order to streamline operations, the fully and semi-automated weighbridges will be located at three separate points, including both the entrance and exit of the container terminal.

With the support of two manual weighbridges already in operation at the port, the new facilities are expected to ensure that truck flows remain uninterrupted, as well as providing trucks with safer access to the terminal.

Enrique Piqueras, of APM Terminals, discusses the Cartagena Container Terminal in a recent Port Technology technical paper

The weighbridges will also be linked with KBSP’s terminal operating system, automatically generating a VGM record for the container to reduce costs, risks and delays.

All trucks entering the terminal will have to be pre-registered and supplied with an RFID card by APM Terminals, which the truck driver is required to swipe on entry and exit.

In addition to this, digital loads cells have been installed on the new Weighbridges to improve weight accuracy and minimize maintenance, allowing exporters to perform double transactions and reduce truck queuing times.

A statement by APM Terminals read: “The new Weighbridges are yet another initiative from APM Terminals Bahrain to facilitate smooth trade flows in the Kingdom aligned with the government’s strategy on developing best in class national infrastructure that supports the development of Bahrain’s maritime and logistics services that facilitates overall trade growth.”

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