SIPG is a consortium of companies running the container terminal, the public general and bulk cargo terminal businesses in Shanghai Port. With 582m tons cargo throughput and 28m teu container throughput in 2008, SIPG is ranked the second largest in the world in cargo and container handling.
SIPG operates all the public terminals in the Port of Shanghai and “is a very important reference for Konecranes,” says Ryan Flynn, Asia Ports Director at Konecranes. “We received the order thanks to Konecranes’ latest generation of advanced technology in container handling (helped by) our service availability and the close proximity of the Port to our Lifttrucks Assembly Plant in Shanghai.”
The seven empty container handlers ordered are equipped with “power on demand” load-sensing hydraulic technology that ensures low fuel consumption, higher lifting speeds and safe operation. In addition they are all fitted with Konecranes’ unique Eco Drive management control system, which measures operational performance of each operator.