ZMPC China supplies two quay cranes to the Port of Fujairah
The post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes will provide the port with the capability to handle an additional 500,000 TEUs.
Fujairah Terminals, the operational arm for the Port of Fujairah wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Ports, has announced the arrival of two new quay cranes at the port.
The post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes were purchased from China-based Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZMPC).
The Port of Fujairah, which handles general cargo, containers, RoRo and cruise ships, is currently in the midst of an AED 1 billion expansion programme, which includes the addition of cutting-edge container terminal equipment, construction of support infrastructure and deepening of berths.
The arrival of the ZMPC quay cranes will provide the port with the capability to handle close to an additional 500,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units). Boasting an enhanced propulsion speed during the movement of containers between ship and quayside, the new cranes will heighten productivity, speed up the turnaround of vessels, and increase safety.
Additional elements of the ongoing expansion programme include a capacity increase to 1.5 million TEU, a general cargo handling increase to 1.3 million tonnes, 18 metre draft, a larger quayside, and the ability to accommodate bigger vessels.
AbdulAziz Al Balooshi, acting CEO at Fujairah Terminals, said: “The arrival of these two new quay cranes is an exciting development in the ongoing expansion of operations at Fujairah Terminals. The ambitious expansion plan underscores our commitment to continuing development of a world-class infrastructure capable of facilitating global trade and logistics and will contribute to the UAE’s economic growth."