Mainly, the construction of terminals D1, D2, and D3 was initially started in 2016.
The initial phase 1A of terminal D combines 400 metres of deep-water berth, three super Post-Panamax quay cranes and ten supporting yard cranes, and commenced operations in mid-2018.
Also, by the middle of 2019 the Phase 1B remaining, will be completed, servicing a combined overall of 1.000 metres of berth, six quay cranes and 20 supporting yard cranes.
When all terminals are complete, Terminal D will be the largest and most advanced deep-sea container terminal in Thailand.
Additionally, according to the port's statement, the terminal will be the first and the only terminal at the port to feature remote control technologies.
In November 2018, Hutchison Ports Thailand welcomed the largest container vessel to berth in Thailand to date.
Concluding, Terminal D is a part of Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) under Thailand 4.0’s objective to modernize the economy through improved infrastructure and innovation.
Upon its completion, the terminal will facilitate the growth of container volumes at Laem Chabang Port, adding the much-needed capacity by 3.5 million TEU.