|18 July, 2019

Hutchison Ports Sohar takes a step towards being a Green Terminal

The first lot of 6.970 tons of paper was picked up by the Recycling Services company on the launch day

Sohar – Hutchison Ports Sohar launched a ‘Green Terminal’ campaign on the 17 of July as part of its Environmental CSR program. With this initiative the company aims at achieving zero solid waste disposal in the near future. Hutchison Ports Sohar has tied up with the Recycling Services L.L.C. in Muscat, Oman for waste collection and recycling. The first lot of 6.970 tons of paper was picked up by the Recycling Services company on the launch day.

The first phase of the initiative is aimed at reducing and/or avoiding the generation of non-biodegradable waste in the office premises and reusing the materials. The company has replaced the plastic water bottles with insulated stainless-steel water bottles for 200 plus staff working at the yard under the sun. These bottles keep the water cool for the staff working outside as well as reduces the usage of disposable plastic bottles. The usage of paper and plastic cups, plastic cutleries are stopped as well.

Segregation of waste is the most important factor to carry out smooth recycling, non-segregation leads to wastage of valuable resources. Thus, to successfully achieve zero solid waste disposal, Hutchison Ports Sohar will be installing segregated recycling bins all over the terminal yard as well as the office premises and necessary awareness sessions will be carried out for all the staff.

The staff of Hutchison Ports Sohar are together in the efforts towards environmental conservation.

About Hutchison Ports Sohar

Hutchison Ports Sohar is a joint-venture between Hutchison Ports, the Government of the Sultanate of Oman and a number of well-established Omani investors. Hutchison Ports Sohar is a modern container-handling facility capable of accommodating the latest generation of mega-vessels. It is situated in the Port of Sohar, outside the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf of Oman, approximately 200 km from Muscat and 160 km from Dubai. Hutchison Ports Sohar is a member of Hutchison Ports, the port and related services division of CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (CK Hutchison).

About Hutchison Ports

Hutchison Ports is the world’s leading port investor, developer and operator with a network of port operations in 52 ports spanning 27 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. Over the years, Hutchison Ports has expanded into other logistics and transportation-related businesses, including cruise ship terminals, airport operations, distribution centers, rail services and ship repair facilities.

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