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APM Terminals Bahrain installs three new Weighbridges at Khalifa Bin Salman Port

Monday, 15 October 2018 | 12:00

As part of APM Terminals Bahrain continued efforts to upgrade the Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) infrastructure and provide increased efficiency and sufficient capacity for future export growth, the company has invested in installing three new Weighbridges to enhance its VGM (Verified Gross Mass) service offerings.

With the objective of streamlining operations, the new pit-mounted Weighbridges, includes a combination of fully and semi-automated weighbridges which will be located at three different points i.e 2 IN weighbridges at the entry gate and one OUT weighbridge inside the container terminal. This will be in addition to the two manually-operated Weighbridges currently operational at the terminal.

The new weighbridges are expected to ensure uninterrupted truck flows with streamlined operations. This will also enable container trucks to have smooth and safer access to the Weighbridge at road-level. They will be linked with the KBSP's terminal operating system to automatically provide a VGM record for the container thereby reducing costs, risks and delays for customers. All trucks entering the terminal will have to be pre-registered and will be supplied with an RFID card by APM Terminals which the truck driver is required to swipe on entry and exit enabling generation of VGM.

Furthermore, with digital loads cells installed on the new Weighbridges to improve weight accuracy and minimal maintenance, this will also enable exporters to perform double transactions reducing the overall waiting and queuing time by trucks inside the terminal.

The new Weighbridges is yet another initiative from APM Terminals Bahrain to facilitate smooth trade flows in the Kingdom aligned with the government's strategy on developing best in class national infrastructure that supports development of Bahrain's maritime and logistics services that facilitates overall trade growth.

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Source: APM Terminals Bahrain

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