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Containers are moved in and out of our terminal facilities in Hong Kong on land (trucks) or by sea (barges).  Simplified process flows are captured below.

Land (By Truck)

  • External truck driver scans Trucker ID card to enter the terminal
    Export container
    1.
    An external truck driver scans his/her Trucker ID card to enter the terminal and deliver an export container. The truck goes through container inspection and seal checking before the driver submits the relevant documents to the Gatehouse team for data capture.
  • External truck driver is notified of a specific stacking area for container delivery
    Export container
    2.
    The external truck driver is notified of a specific stacking area within the yard where the export container should be delivered.
  • Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) lifts the container from the external truck
    Export container
    3.
    A Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) lifts the container from the external truck and stacks in its designated position in the yard.
  • The departing truck driver receives an Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR)
    Export container
    4.
    The departing truck driver receives an Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR) from the terminal at the Exit Gate and departs the terminal.
  • The export container is lifted onto an internal truck to the quayside
    Export container
    5.
    The export container is lifted by another Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) onto an internal truck and moved to the quayside for loading onto a vessel by a Quay Crane (QC).
  • Import container is discharged from a berthed vessel
    Import container
    1.
    An import container is discharged from a berthed vessel onto an internal truck by a Quay Crane (QC).
  • Internal truck moves the container to a designated position in yard
    Import container
    2.
    The internal truck moves the container to a designated position within the yard were a Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) lifts it into place for temporary storage.
  • External truck driver makes an appointment for container collection
    Import container
    3.
    An external truck driver makes an appointment for container collection by phone.
  • External truck driver scans Trucker ID card to enter the terminal at the appointment time
    Import container
    4.
    The external truck driver scans his/her Trucker ID card to enter the terminal at the appointment time and submits documents to the Gatehouse team.
  • After collection of the container the truck goes to the Exit Gate for container and seal inspection
    Import container
    5.
    After collection of the container the truck goes to the Exit Gate for container and seal inspection before receiving an Equipment Interchange Receipt (EIR) when leaving the terminal.

Sea (By Barge)

  • A barge makes an appointment for discharging export container at terminal
    Export container
    1.
    A barge makes an appointment by phone and arrives at the terminal at the confirmed appointment time for discharging. An export container is moved by either a Quay Crane (QC) or Harbour Crane to the waiting internal truck.
  • Internal truck moves the container to the Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) stack
    Export container
    2.
    The internal truck moves the container to the Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) stack for temporary storage or directly to the quayside for loading onto a vessel by Quay Crane (QC) direct.
  • An import container is discharged from a berthed vessel to the terminal by Quay Crane (QC)
    Import container
    1.
    An import container is discharged from a vessel berthed at the terminal by Quay Crane (QC) and is transported to the stacking area via an internal truck.
  • The import container is transported from the stacking area to the barge for loading.
    Import container
    2.
    A barge makes an appointment and arrives at the terminal at the confirmed appointment time. The import container is transported from the stacking area to the barge for loading.

Transshipment

  • A transshipment container is discharged onto an internal truck from inbound vessel by Quay Crane (QC).
    1.
    A transshipment container is discharged onto an internal truck from the inbound vessel by Quay Crane (QC).
  • The internal truck moves the transshipment container to the Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) stack
    2.
    The internal truck moves the transshipment container to the Rubber-tyred Gantry Crane (RTG) stack for temporary storage.
  • The transshipment container is transported to the quayside for loading onto outbound vessel
    3.
    During the arrival of Outbound Vessel, as pre-declared by shipping lines, the transshipment container is transported to the quayside by internal truck for loading onto the outbound vessel by Quay Crane (QC) as scheduled.
Terminal Operations Process Flow
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