The Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) has announced the arrival of the new Super Post Panamax Quay Crane capable of handling large mega-vessels with a capacity of 20,000TEU at the Port of Piraeus in Greece.
The crane will be installed at the Pier I of the COSCO-owned port.
The delivery of the new Quay Crane is part of PPA’s expansion and upgrade plan of the Port of Piraeus infrastructure, aiming at boosting productivity and enhancing service provisioning.
More specifically, through the specific investment a significant increase of the Pier I handling capacity is expected to be achieved, according to a statement, along with an uplift of the container terminal business operations through higher efficiency and faster handling of giant container ships.
The new crane, along with the soon expected new electric cranes, will lead to a 30% increase of the Pier I capacity by 1.3 million TEU per year.
The offloading of the quay crane with a lifting high of 46-meters will require four days installation works at the Pier I and is expected to be fully operational around the mid of August 2021.
PPA’s Chairman, Yu Zenggang expressed his satisfaction with the timely execution of another significant and essential investment, as integral part of PPA’s plans and broader roadmap for the continuous improvement and upgrade of the port’s facilities and the services offered, while he stressed out the new crane’s contribution to even higher operational efficiency of the leading container handling port in the Mediterranean.