Fujairah Terminals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, has taken delivery of two new post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) quay cranes from ZPMC China.
The machines, which are among the biggest currently available, are a major part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ $272 million expansion and will increase its capacity by 500,000 TEU.
AbdulAziz Al Balooshi, Acting CEO at Fujairah Terminals said: “The arrival of these two new quay cranes is an exciting development in the ongoing expansion of operations at Fujairah Terminals.
“The ambitious expansion plan underscores our commitment to continuing development of a world-class infrastructure capable of facilitating global trade and logistics and will contribute to the UAE’s economic growth.”
Additional elements of the ongoing expansion programme include a capacity increase to 1.5 million TEU, a general cargo handling increase to 1.3 million tonnes, 18 metre draft, a larger quayside, and the ability to accommodate bigger vessels.