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China : ZPMC receives huge crane contract from PEEL PORTS to equip LIVERPOOL2.

Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) has received a Au100 million contract from Peel Ports to equip its new Liverpool2 container terminal with state-of-the-art mega container cranes.

As per the contract, the Shanghai-based manufacturer will be responsible to supply five ship-to-shore cranes (STS) megamax quay cranes and 12 cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) for the first phase of Liverpool2 s development. Delivery of additional three STS cranes and 10 CRMGs will be done to the terminal for the second phase.

With the help of these cranes the new box terminal will be in a position to simultaneously handle two 13,500 TEU capacity vessels. The cranes through semi-automated remote-controlled operation will help in reducing the time consumed to transfer containers from port to road or rail and will also be able to operate at speeds in excess of 30mph and wind speeds of up to 55mph (88kmph).

ZPMC senior vice president, Liu Qizhong said, The specification set out by Peel Ports was extremely demanding. It is clear their ambition to set new standards in port handling technology is a serious one. The combination of deep water and cutting edge technologies sets a new standard for port innovation in Europe.

Liverpool2 s fleet of STS and CRMG cranes will receive support from the latest quayside facilities and technologies which includes a fully-integrated Navis N4 terminal operating system, autogates and ABB equipment controls.

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Date:Apr 23, 2014
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