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Busan welcomes three new quay cranes

Busan welcomes three new quay cranes

Three new quay cranes have arrived at Busan New Port Container Terminal (BNCT) in South Korea.

The super-post-Panamax twin lift quay cranes with a 24-row outreach and 49 m lift height were manufactured by ZPMC in China.

This bring’s BNCT’s total of ship-to-shore cranes up to 11, effectively adding 700,000 teu to bring the terminal up to a 2.5m teu capacity.

In addition to these quay cranes, late last year BNCT added eight straddle carriers and four automatic rail-mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes to two new automated yard blocks and a new 16,000 teu stacking area.

BNCT’s CEO John Elliot said: “With no additional terminals planned to open until after 2019 in Busan and with all other terminals in New Port operating near their maximum capacity now, BNCT is the only container terminal able to provide Busan Port with major additional capacity, especially for mega-size vessels.”

The Port of Busan was the 5th biggest in the world in 2013, according to CM’s World Top 120 Container Ports. It is divided into North Port and New Port.