Dubbed the Grand East Gate of Wuhan, Yangluo Port welcomed the first automated water-rail intermodal terminal along the Yangtze River with the inclusions of three SANY Ship-to-Shore cranes and five SANY Rail Mounted Gantry cranes (RMG).
The new COSCO Shipping Ports (CSP) Wuhan Yangluo Intermodal Container Transport Project commenced operations at 9.30 on 1 August.
As part of the first batch of a total of five STSs plus thirteen RMGs the STS 413502 has a lifting capacity of 41t with an outreach of 35m, it has also achieved zero breakdown record from the initial 1,000 containers operation.
As for the RMGs operating at the nearby railway terminal, the SRMG 414003 has a 41t capacity and a 40m span, while the SRMG 413701 comes with the same capacity on a span of 37m, said SANY.
According to the authority, the project that launched exactly one year ago will be completed and put into use in 2022. It is expected to reach an annual throughput of 1 million TEUs with 500,000 TEUs via its water-rail logistics service, making it the largest such hub on the Yangtze River.
Founded in 2011, SANY Marine Heavy Industry is a major part of SANY Heavy Equipment International Holdings Co., Ltd with manufacturing bases in Zhuhai and Changsha. Its Zhuhai facility is designed as a modern logistics and marine equipment industrial park with a 3.5 km coastline.