Eurogate brings in more equipment to speed up port services


first_imgContainer terminal operator Eurogate said on Thursday it expected to cut service times further after the arrival of additional equipment from Germany, as operations at Limassol port improved significantly after initial problems.Eurogate director Giorgos Pouros said an additional seven container gantry cranes had arrived from Germany and four were already put to work. The other three were expected to be ready by Thursday evening, he told the Cyprus News Agency.Pouros said the operator had moved over 2,000 containers on Wednesday, reaching previous levels, when the port was under state control.The Eurogate official said there were no delays and the maximum waiting time for hauliers was 40 minutes.The additional equipment will cut times further, Pouros said.Earlier this week, the ports authority fined Eurogate €40,000 for delays that caused problems to import companies and professionals. Eurogate took over the container terminal on January 29.The delays had prompted the reaction of the hauliers who went on strike, making things even worse.The matter was resolved after the intervention of President Nicos Anastasiades.Transport Minister Marios Demetriades said the company has surpassed previous levels, at least as regarding domestic transport.“A huge improvement has also been achieved in serving ships,” he told MPs, adding that he expected further improvement in the near future. He conceded that there were still some dings but “let us not forget that it is a big reform.”The company’s performance is scheduled for review three months after taking over.You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img