DP World Jeddah gets 15 new cranes
Jeddah, October 24, 2009
Dubai-based DP World, a leading global marine terminal operator, has taken delivery of 15 additional new cranes at its Jeddah facility, located within the South Container Terminal (SCT) at Jeddah Islamic Port.
The commissioning of the new equipment has started and will be completed in a month's time, when all machinery will be fully operational, a statement said.
The investment in the 15 state of the art cranes, which are capable of servicing next-generation mega container vessels, aims to increase productivity and assure the highest operating standards at DP World Jeddah.
Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) of China, the mega-lifters include three super-super post panamax (SSPP) cranes and 12 rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.
The SSPP cranes each have a capacity of 65 tonnes and an outreach of 55 metres, while the RTGs are capable of lifting one-over six container tiers and stacking containers in six rows.
“The new acquisitions mark an important milestone for DP World Jeddah and fulfill our earlier commitment to deliver state-of-the art yard equipment to enhance the terminals efficiency and productivity,” said Captain Faisal Al Qahtani, senior vice president and managing director, DP World Middle East.
“With the new addition, we are proud to say that DP World Jeddah sets the pace for the modernisation of the Kingdom’s gateway port,” he added.
DP World Jeddah had taken delivery of three new cranes in September. – TradeArabia News Service