Hamburg Port Consulting (HPC) has been commissioned to improve terminal operations of the South Port Container Terminal (SPCT) in Port Sudan to upgrade its performance and increase the competitiveness in the region.
The contract was awarded by the Sudanese Ministry of Transport on behalf of the Sea Ports Corporation of Sudan (SPC).
The goal of the planned port development programme for Sudan’s only international container terminal is a significant reduction of vessel waiting times and higher productivity of cargo handling equipment and terminal operations.
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 being 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.
Commented 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.”
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. SPC and HPC share a long-term history.
Both the Minister and HPC staff expressed the desire to rebuild this long-term relationship of HPC supporting the transport industry in Sudan to grow over the next years together, in this and other projects to be mutually identified.
“With the renewed commitment, we want to help the terminal to visibly increase its performance and to grow together with its employees. Since we see ourselves primarily as enablers, it is important to empower the terminal staff to sustainably maintain and further develop the targeted level. We strive to accomplish this by establishing a safety culture supported by a comprehensive training-on-job programme,” said Christina Prieser, Project Manager at HPC.