PSA Sines, the Portuguese subsidiary of PSA International, has announced the arrival of two mega Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, adding to 10 existing Super Post-Panamax cranes.
This reportedly allows PSA Sines to handle the largest container vessels deployed at the Iberian Peninsula. The new equipment will also play an important role in expanding PSA Sines’ capacity from 2.3 to 2.7 million TEU.
According to PSA Sines, the new STS cranes left Shanghai on 7 September, and arrived safely after nearly three months at sea.
The new equipment, which is reportedly scheduled to be online in February 2024, will now go through six weeks of testing and commissioning.
PSA Sines’ CEO, Nichola Silveira, said: “With an outreach of 24 container rows, and a height of 55 metres, we will now have six quay cranes that are fully capable of handling vessels larger than 24,000 TEU in size, with no limitations.
“Alongside our multiskilled and engaged workforce, our productivity levels will reinforce our position as one of the largest container terminals in the south of Europe.”