Bahrain: APM Terminals begins weigh-bridge construction at KBS Port
APM Terminals Bahrain has started the construction of three new weigh-bridges to enhance the VGM (Verified Gross Mass) service offerings at Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) in Hidd area of Bahrain.
The weigh-bridges, strategically located to smoothen traffic flows, will include two new semi-automated 80MT (metric tonnes) weigh-bridges and a fully-automated weigh-bridge at the IN gate and OUT gate of the KBSP terminal respectively.
With the construction of these pit-mounted weigh-bridges, which will have the weighing equipment and platform located below ground, container trucks at KBSP will be able to have easy and safer access to the weigh-bridge at road-level, without having any difficulties to get onto a separate ramp.
This will further ease the movement of goods and services at KBSP creating smoother traffic and will significantly reduce the queuing time and export transaction time for trucks by enabling double transactions.
The new weigh-bridges at KBSP are scheduled to be completed by September 2018.
Established in 2006, the company operates KBSP and provides marine services within Bahrain and its coastal waters, thus contributing to the growth of trade and commerce in Bahrain.