Port of Tanjung Pelepas adds 48 electric-RTGs

Port of Tanjung Pelepas purchases 48 electric-RTGs from Mitsui

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a joint venture of the MMC Group and APM Terminals (APMT), has signed a contract with Mitsui E&S Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) to purchase 48 electric Rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for delivery in Q3 2025.

PTP’s Chief Executive Officer, Marco Neelsen, and Mitsui’s General Manager of Sales Department, Logistics Systems Division, Atsufumi Takahashi, inked the agreement on 20 December 2023.

Both sides expressed a desire in forming a long-term cooperation to include equipment procurement, inventory management, and after-sales services.

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Tan Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh, Chairman of PTP, stated that the signing of the deal indicates PTP’s strong commitment to expanding its capacity and capabilities to meet the growing demands of its customers.

“The purchase is in line with PTP’s sustainability drive towards decarbonisation, whereby PTP aims to reduce 45 per cent of its emissions by 2030, in line with the Paris Agreement. 85 per cent of our RTG fleet is electrified, an initiative we started in 2014, and we target to reach the full 100 per cent by early 2024,” he added.

The order of 48 units adds up to 35 units ordered in December 2022. Mitsui underlined its commitment to handing over the e-RTGs on time as per the agreed schedule.

In September 2023, PTP was selected to join the Partnerships for Infrastructure (P4I) initiative.

One month later, PTP secured a new shift volume record with 13,700 quayside moves in a single 12 hours shift.

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