Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá (TCP), manager of the Paranaguá container terminal, has purchased 11 Rubber-Tyred Gantry cranes.
The new RTGs from Chinese crane manufacturer Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC) are scheduled to arrive by December 2023.
Each one of the new cranes has a lifting load of 41 tons under-spreader, 1 over 6 stacking height, and are ergonomically designed with the latest generation of safety prevention system, providing more comfort for operators and overall improved safety.
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The terminal is controlled by the Chinese group CMPort and the acquisition of the machinery is part of the firm’s investment plan.
The second batch of 10 RTGs will be ordered by end of 2025 in order to replace the aged RTGs.
In addition to the purchase of new RTGs, TCP is now expanding its capacity for reefer containers storage by 43 per cent – currently the largest in Latin America – from 3,624 up to 5,178 plugs.
The existing gate will also be renovated, with a paperless feature of trucker apps and longer scales for bi-train trucks to improve the external truck services.
CEO of TCP, James Cao, said: “We are committed to strengthening the infrastructure and boosting productivity in response to our customers’ support. As the member of CMPort, our goal is to make TCP a leading player of integrated logistics solutions in South America.”
TCP has the largest offer of maritime services of any box terminal in Brazil, with 16 regular long-haul lines.
The terminal handled 1.1 million TEU in 2021, equivalent to 9 per cent of the entire Brazilian annual container handling.