SIPA Noro staff with machine.
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Solomon Port’s Noro Port in Western Province officially received its brand new Stevedores “lashing cage” over the weekend.

A team from Honiara travelled down to Noro to officially handover the cage and do a presentation to the operation team before a Maersk chartered vessel berths at 1100hrs on Saturday morning 25th June 2022 for cargo discharge and loading of tuna products for export to overseas market.

These lifting cages are designed and will be used to improve the safety of the stevedores and facilitate access to container twist locks, further optimizing the process of cargo operations.

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It will be used during shipping operations to li stevedores onto vessels when unlocking containers for unloading and lowering stevedores into cargo holds safely.

A presentation was conducted by Mr Gravis Sie, whom stand-in for Manager Operations – Stevedoring and Quay Operations that attended by the entire Operation team to allow them to familiarize with the cage and were shown a video demo on how to use the cage during cargo operations.

Noro Port Manager, Captain Chris Sade highlighted during the presentation that Noro Port is truly proud to receive such equipment that will certainly boost the safety standard of the stevedores and that the operations will be transpired in a safer working environment.

Apart from the on-going development of Noro Port, this equipment will further strengthen the upgrading of equipment for efficient productivity.

Solomon Ports now has three ‘lashing cages’ in total, with two cages now operational at Honiara Port, and now one for Noro Port.

Solomon Ports is the second Port in the paci c region to have such equipment in it’s operation.

Noro Port is served by Maersk line that calls fortnightly with connection to Papua New Guinea, Singapore and Malaysia routes.

SIPA Press Release

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