DP World unveils RMG cranes at London Gateway terminal

DP World unveils new RMG cranes at London Gateway terminal

DP World has welcomed the delivery of two new Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes for its London Gateway rail terminal.

According to DP World, these cranes aim to increase rail capacity at the logistics hub by 50 per cent.

The new cranes will begin operations in mid-August, helping to meet clients’ growing demand for more rail connectivity and more sustainable supply chain solutions.

Additionally, they will reportedly increase box handling capacity at the terminal by 75 per cent, allowing more freight to be transported to and from the terminal by rail, reducing congestion on local roads, removing carbon emissions from the supply chain, and assisting customers in remaining competitive.

The RMG cranes were initially announced in January 2023.

Ahsan Agha, Vice President of Port Operations at DP World London Gateway, said: “After the disruption in supply routes in recent years, shipping lines and cargo owners are constantly looking for new capacity and sustainable solutions and we are delighted that the increased rail capacity at London Gateway will help us deliver on both fronts.”

The £12 million ($15.23 million) RMG cranes weigh around 480 tonnes and have a lifting capacity of 41 tonnes.

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The RMG cranes, delivered by manufacturing giant ZPMC, are outfitted with cutting-edge control systems and software, considerably improving operating efficiency and safety at London Gateway.

The arrival of the RMG cranes comes ahead of the debut of London Gateway’s £350 million ($444 million) new fourth berth later this year, which will be the world’s first all-electric port.

The RMG cranes will operate and handle freight from the new fourth berth once it is opened.

In June, DP World completed a $400 million extension project at the Port of Callao in Peru, increasing container handling capacity at the South Terminal by 80 per cent.

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