By James A. Loyola
International Container Terminal Services, Inc. has been chosen to operate, manage and develop the South Port Container Terminal (SPCT) at the port of Port Sudan, Republic of the Sudan.
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, ICTSI said Sea Ports Corporation of Sudan (SPC) has confirmed ICTSI as the Preferred Bidder to operate and manage the South Port Container Terminal (SPCT) at the port of Port Sudan, Republic of the Sudan, under a 20-year concession.
SPC is the independent state corporation of the Republic of the Sudan that governs, constructs and maintains the country’s ports, harbors and lighthouses.
Under the concession, ICTSI will resume the operational and development responsibility for SPC’s existing container terminal infrastructure and terminal handling equipment.
The Tender Process was led by SPC, with Hamburg Port Consulting as international advisor, and attracted bids from a number of international port operators.
In 2017, SPCT had a throughput of 470,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). The terminal has a capacity in excess of 1 million TEU.
SPCT has state-of-the-art container terminal assets. It 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.
It has equipment that includes 8 Ship-to-Shore Gantry Cranes and an extensive range of yard handling equipment including more than 20 Rubber-Tired-Gantry Cranes.
ICTSI and SPC will enter into negotiations with the purpose of concluding the Concession Agreement.