Chinese port equipment manufacturer ZPMC has announced that four of its giant ship-to-shore (STS) cranes are on their way to the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), Malaysia.
In a statement, the company said the cranes departed from the Port of Shanghai on the Zhen Hua vessel on 18 August 2020.
The cranes, according to ZPMC, have a load-lifting capacity of 110 tonnes, an outreach of 72 metres and a maximum lifting height of 55.5 metres. They offer “high operation efficiency with low consumption”, the company said.
Upon arrival they will join the 24 quayside cranes ZPMC has delivered to PTP since 2001, and will play a role in the Port’s continued expansion as it looks to meet a growing demand in trade.
The Port received the first batch of four STS cranes from ZPMC in June 2020 as it looked to optimise services and capacity. This latest delivery will take the STS fleet to 66.
As one of the most technologically advanced ports in the world, PTP is fast becoming one of the most important hubs for trade and digital connectivity in the maritime industry.
It already has plans to utilise AI and other exponential technologies in its operations and in October 2019 announced plans to more than double its TEU capacity from 12.5 million to 30 million.