Port of Tanjung Pelepas secures five ULCV quay cranes

Port of Tanjung Pelepas secures five ULCV quay cranes

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) has inked a deal with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd (ZPMC) to acquire five ultra large container vessel (ULCV) quay cranes.

This follows a February transaction with Sany Marine Heavy Industry Co Ltd for six ULCV dock cranes. The deal was signed by PTP CEO Mark Hardiman and ZPMC Vice President Cecilia Shen.

PTP Chairman Tan Sri Che, Khalib Mohamad Noh, stated: “This latest investment in equipment emphasises PTP’s dedication to efficiently handle the rising volume of containerised cargo at its terminal, ultimately strengthening regional trade dynamics.”

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Hardiman said: “The acquisition of these five ULCV quay cranes symbolises a significant capacity expansion and upgrade of our equipment and facilities.”

He also stated that these technologically advanced machines would significantly improve the port’s ability to improve terminal efficiency and port-related activities, effectively managing the increasing volume of containerised cargo and facilitating swift and seamless regional trade while maintaining the highest safety standards.

“The acquisition of these new cranes adheres to standards and guidelines that align with PTP’s adherence to the Paris Agreement and our commitment to environmentally responsible practices,” Hardiman added.

In January, the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) signed a contract with Mitsui E&S Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) to purchase 48 electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for delivery in Q3 2025.

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