P&O Ports handles approximately 50% of all containers loaded and discharged in Australia and provides multi-purpose stevedoring and related materials handling services at over 30 ports around the country. To handle these volumes, the company relies heavily on a large fleet of RTGs, 20 of which are in service at the Port Botany Container Terminal in Sydney and nine of which are at the Fremantle Container and RoRo Terminal. The E-One order was placed as part of P&O Ports’ replacement programme for its RTG fleet.
Commenting on the order, Laurence Jones, General Manager Global Engineering and Asset Management, P&O Ports, says:
“At P&O Ports, environmental concern comes second right after safety and the E-One incorporates a number of features ideal for productive and environmentally friendly operation.”