Hutchison Ports Sohar has signed a deal with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co Ltd (ZPMC), a leading Chinese heavy-duty equipment manufacturer, for the supply and installation of a two new remote-controlled super post-Panamax quay cranes at its Container Terminal C at Sohar Port.
The agreement signing coincided with the announcement that Terminal C has reached a new containing handling milestone, having logged 3 million TEU since operations began in 2014.
Also present at the signing ceremony was Said Hamdoon al Harthy, Under-Secretary of Ports and Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Transport and Communications of Oman.
The new cranes have an outreach of 24 rows and are capable of handling the largest vessels currently in operation. Following their delivery, Hutchison Ports Sohar will have a total of six remote-controlled super post-Panamax quay cranes and seven manually operated cranes for a total of 13 ship-to-shore cranes.
As part of the same order, Hutchison Ports Sohar will acquire eight new automated rubber-tyred gantry cranes, which will be operated remotely from a centralised operations centre. This will further enhance the safety and efficiency of operations. All cranes will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019.
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