Siemens partners with MMH to provide technology for Myanmar’s ports
Myanmar Mahar Htun will equip ports with cranes that feature technology from Siemens, which would enable them to upgrade their services, enhance safety features and improve productivity.
May 9, 2017
By Denice Cabel
Siemens has partnered with Myanmar Mahar Htun Co. Ltd. (MMH) to provide technology and solutions for Myanmar’s busy ports with ever-increasing requirements. Through this collaboration, MMH will equip ports with cranes that feature Siemens’ technology, which would enable them to upgrade their services, enhance safety features and improve productivity. This is in alignment with the focus of Myanmar Port Authority (MPA) to increase capabilities of the country’s port facilities.
Myanmar, with its strategic location that is connected to key regional markets China and India, and bordering three other Asian countries, Bangladesh, Thailand and Laos, currently is able to handle around 20 small tankers with around a total of 220,000 deadweight tonnes (DWT). This number is set to further rise with the expansion of its ports. In particular, its Yangon port is expected to handle ships with maximum of 50,000 DWT, putting it in front of ports in other Southeast Asian markets.
Christian Beckers, head of business development, Digital Factory and Process Industry and Drives, Siemens Myanmar and Cambodia, said: “Growing demand for quality goods plus increase in trade and investments will create new opportunities for expansion of Myanmar’s port and logistics sector. Hence, it is important for the terminals to be equipped with the ability to handle the surging amount of imports and exports expected in the coming years.”
“Siemens’ innovative technologies can enhance productivity, energy efficiency and flexibility while at the same time fulfil the highest international safety standards and increased competitiveness in the market. Along with MMH and the MPA, we aim to enhance port optimization to reliably handle increased traffic and trade volumes,” he continued.