Container Handlers Prepare FPC For Challenging Future

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FPC EMPLOYEES TRAINED for the operation of the new Container Handlers/Top Loaders at Freeport Container Port are pictured L – R: Steven Evans, Technician I; Rufus Martin, Supervisor; Jenson Cooper, Technician III; Lester Brown, Mechanic I; Dave Pinder, Technician I; Franklin Moultrie, Technician III; Anthony Basden, Trainer; and Julian Winter, Engineer.  Not pictured are Christopher Simms, Technician III; Alexander Williams, Technician III; Dwyane Brown, Technician I; Joel Robertson, Technician I; Theodore Rolle, Technician I, and Charles Wilson, Technician II.  PHOTO BY GRECHRIS. 

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama … Freeport Container Port has taken delivery of two new Container Handlers (Top Loaders) Manufactured by Kalmar of Finland.

Chief Executive Chris Gray noted that this new equipment will play an important part in meeting the challenge of the additional business being handled by the container terminal.  “Our new Container Handlers/Top Loaders will help us to increase productivity and meet the growing needs of our Customers as container volumes and vessel sizes continue to increase”.

The new equipment adds to the versatility of the terminal and will provide new training and opportunities for operators as the terminal continues to focus resources on industry best practices, productivity, and safety in the work place.
Freeport Container Port, (FCP, situated only 65 miles from Florida, Freeport Container Port (FCP) is the natural trans-shipment hub for the Eastern seaboard of the Americas and the principal East/West Line Haul routes through the region.

FCP is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) Group, a subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), HPH is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in a total of 292 berths in 46 ports, spanning 23 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. HPH also owns a number of transportation-related service companies.

In 2006, the HPH Group handled a combined throughput of 59.3 million TEU worldwide.