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Timor Port finalises infrastructure installation and takes delivery of new equiment

In August, Timor Port took delivery of a batch of new equipment of the latest generation which will equip the new deepwater port of Tibar Bay. It consists of a pilot boat, 2 reachstackers, 2 empty handler container, 10 harbour tractors and 16 trailers. This equipment is in addition to the 2 STS quay gantries, 4 RTG yard gantries and 1 Gottwald mobile crane already delivered in May 2022.

The delivery of this equipment comes just a few weeks before the launch of operations at the new port of Tibar Bay, scheduled for September 30. This equipment will be dedicated to handling operations and the storage of containers within the terminal. The pilot boat will be used by the Timor Port teams to berth ships.

"Timor Port is continuing its investment programme to support the growth of the timorese economy. We now have the necessary equipment to start our operations and provide our customers with high level services in accordance with international standards", said Laurent Palayer, General Manager of Timor Port.

"We are proud to have been selected to take part in this ambitious project which is also the first public-private partnership in the country. This new infrastructure built in compliance with environmental standards incorporates the latest innovations to achieve a level of productivity and performance worthy of the largest ports in the world," said Olivier De Noray, Managing Director of Ports and Terminals at Bolloré Ports.

The Tibar Bay deepwater port construction project was designed from the outset to take into account environmental issues. It meets each of the 8 pillars defined by the Green Terminal label, a labelling process launched by Bolloré Ports to reduce the carbon footprint of its activities. Validated by Bureau Veritas, the label covers all possible fields of action: construction of infrastructures, acquisition of electrical equipment, deployment of digital solutions, collection, recovery and recycling of waste, etc.

About Timor Port

The first public-private partnership in the country, Timor Port represents a total cost of US$490 million over a 30-year period. The new port will be located in Tibar Bay, 12km from the capital Dili. It will be equipped with some of the most modern handling equipment and operating software to allow the operation of container ships of over 7,500 TEUs, thus achieving a level of productivity and performance worthy of the largest ports in the world. The ambition of Timor Port is to facilitate the country's trade with the rest of the world, particularly with China, Northern Australia and Asian countries, and to make Tibar a transhipment hub and a major maritime gateway to the Asia-Pacific region. To develop employment opportunities for all Timorese, Timor Port has implemented strategic plans and recruitment phases that will allow the growth of the project to benefit more and more local jobs.

Press contact

Patricia EKEY-MISSE, communication officer –
Timor Port T +670 775 65 12 – patricia.ekey-misse@bollore.com