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SPICT to boost operations with new RTGs

The South Pacific International Container Terminal (SPICT) in Lae will receive two first of its kind equipment not used in the Pacific today.

The company announced during their Safety Day celebration last weekend that they will discharge two new hybrid Rubber tyre Gantry (RTG) yard equipments off its carrying vessel at the Lae Tidal Basin this afternoon that will boost their operations for many years.

For this year alone, the company has commissioned two ship-to-shore cranes, an empty container handler, an aerial work platform (cherry picker) and today they are ready to welcome and commission the two new RTG cranes.

The two heavy-lift equipment will supplement the company’s 2023 commissioning plan as they continue their journey and commitment of investing in equipment that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their operations.

Chief operations officer George Gware said the Lae terminal will take lead in setting standards of terminal operations in the country and the Pacific region.

“This is a milestone but coming together with those new changes are risk and hazards that’s why as the company continues to change with the new investments, safety is the first priority,” he said.

Mr Gware said as the company moves forward after the 48th years of PNG’s independence, unity and resilience is the main message that they carry.