West Port Said Container Terminal has received six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Chinese manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd (ZPMC), representing an investment cost of $9m.
Bringing the facility’s total RTG fleet up to 28, the new RTGs were supplied fully erected and entered directly into service.
Each crane has a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes, an 18.4 m stacking height of one-over-five and a 26.5 m stacking width (five plus truck lane wide).
The investment is part of Port Said Container and Cargo Handling Co (PSCCHC)’s development plan, which aims to raise its position in the maritime market.
Previous improvements include the deepening alongside the main quay in order to receive vessels up to 15.5 m draft and 370 m length to turn in front of the West Port Said container quay and exit to the sea.
The company also added a new 172,000 sq m yard, increasing the container terminal’s total area to 572,000 sq m.