Red Sea Gateway Terminal receives new cranes
As part of its expected expansion, Jeddah Port's Red Sea Gateway Terminal has taken delivery of two remote-controlled Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes, and 10 hybrid-Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGs).
The terminal, in particular, aims to double its annual container throughput capacity by 2023 to 5,2 million TEUs.
By reducing fuel consumption and harmful greenhouse gas emissions during container handling operations, the new hybrid-RTGs will automatically turn to battery power from diesel power to improve performance.
The latest generation of Ultra-Large Container Ships with 24,000+ TEU capacity, with a 70-meter reach and a 52-meter height, can accommodate the new 65-ton twin-lift capacity STS cranes.
RSGT is the only terminal capable of handling ultra-large containerships at the Port of Jeddah.
The new semi-automated STS cranes, manufactured by Shanghai-based ZPMC, feature optical character scanning capability; chassis alignment and automatic landing systems; vessel profiling, gantry, and trolley positioning systems; and the container terminal said, intelligent status condition monitoring systems.
Plans for a total investment of $1.7 billion in infrastructure, equipment and improvements are under way, ultimately increasing the annual capacity of containers to 8.8 million TEUs.
Maritime Business World