ZPMC defies COVID chaos to deliver RTGs to Caribbean terminal

Rubber tyred gantry crane in container yard, the Port of Tokyo, Japan

Chinese-state owned port equipment manufacturer ZPMC has successfully delivered five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to DP World Cexedo Terminal in Dominica.

In a statement, ZPMC said the delivery was made despite local restrictions meant to stop the spread of COVID-19, which prevented its employees from accessing the site.

Additionally, ZPMC said the infrastructure at the terminal was still itself under construction, which limited unloading yet further. However, it said the delivery team sought local help and “took strict measures against the pandemic” to ensure equipment was unloaded efficiently and safely.

Furthermore, the debugging processes was completed in six days after what the company called “active work with the orderly, flexible and reasonable arrangements”. The durability test of the equipment was also completed efficiently.

The first 2 RTGs have passed the operational tests of the terminal at present with what it called an “excellent operation performance”, according to ZPMC. The other 3 RTGs have also been put into the actual operation with the stable work performance.

The delivery is the latest ZPMC has completed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions. In July it sent a new fleet of rubber mounted gantry (RMG) cranes to the Tuas mega-port in Singapore before it sent reach stackers to Cambodia for the first time.

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