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More New Vehicles for Thamesport
4th October 2004

Thamesport (London) Limited recently took delivery of its latest order of seven new Terberg terminal tractors from UK dealer, Transtec Equipment. These are in addition to the four machines that arrived at the Port in May this year. A further eight are due for delivery to the Medway facility in March 2005, completing the total order of 19.

Thamesport currently has 35 terminal tractors operating on site. With a total area of 85 hectares, this injection of new equipment, to replace older, less efficient machines, will ensure faster turnaround times to and from the yard and quay.

David Gledhill, Chief Operating Officer of Thamesport, commented,

"These new vehicles represent a major investment to enhance operational efficiency at Thamesport. They will enable us to provide the necessary level of resources to meet the requirements of our customers well into the future."

The terminal tractors feature powerful 4x2 drivelines that are suitable for handling heavy cargo up to Gross Combination weights of 75 tons. All tractors are built to conform to a modular concept, with ergonomically designed safety cabs, fulfilling ROPS (Roll-Over Protection Systems) and FOPS (Falling Object Protection Systems) safety tests. They feature the latest in chassis construction methods and low emission engine technologies.

ENDS

Note to Editors:

For further information, or a PHOTOGRAPH of the new vehicles, please contact, Paul Davey, Corporate Affairs Manager, on Tel No: +44 (0)1394 604987 or Fax No: +44 (0)1394 604943, or E-mail daveyps@hpuk.co.uk

Thamesport (TMP) is located in the heart of Southeast England, 10 miles from the M2 motorway, 35 miles from London. It is one of the UK¹s busiest container ports. TMP is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings Group (HPH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the multinational conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL). HPH is the world's leading port investor, developer and operator with interests in 17 countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Today, HPH operates a total of 35 ports together with a number of transportation related service companies.
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