Abu Dhabi Ter­mi­nals re­ceives five new ship-to-shore cranes

Khal­ifa Port Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal on Tar­get to Reach 5m TEU by Year End

Logistics Middle East - - UPDATE -

As part of its on­go­ing ex­pan­sion efforts, Abu Dhabi Termi- nals (ADT), to­day an­nounced the de­liv­ery of its lat­est batch of Ship to Shore (STS) cranes. Abu Dhabi Ter­mi­nals is the Man­age­ment Com­pany and op­er­a­tor of Khal­ifa Port Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal (KPCT), the re­gion’s first semi-au­to­mated ter­mi­nal and one of the most tech­ni­cally ad­vanced.

The five new cranes each with a 73 me­tre reach, 52 me­tre height and a lift­ing ca­pac­ity of 90 tonnes are in­te­gral to am­bi­tious plans that aim to in­crease ca­pac­ity at KPCT to 5 mil­lion TEU (twenty foot-equiv­a­lent units) by the end of 2020. The STS cranes are among the largest in the world and will play a key role in ADT’s tech­no­log­i­cally ad­vanced op­er­a­tional ecosys­tem at Khal­ifa Port, the flag­ship semi-au­to­mated deep­wa­ter port owned by Abu Dhabi Ports Group. Cap­tain Mo­hamad Juma Al Shamisi, Group CEO, Abu Dhabi Ports and Chair­man of Abu Dhabi Ter­mi­nals, said: “Thanks to the wise strate­gic guid­ance of the lead­er­ship’s Eco­nomic Vi­sion 2030, Abu Dhabi Ter­mi­nals at Khal­ifa Port is well po­si­tioned to com­plete its ex­pan­sion in record time and ahead of sched­ule, val­i­dat­ing our com­mit­ment to be­com­ing one of the lead­ing con­tainer ter­mi­nal op­er­a­tors in the world.” “As Abu Dhabi’s gate­way to the world, Khal­ifa Port con­tin­ues to sur­pass world-class per­for­mance bench­marks, and through its growth is play­ing a vi­tal role in con­tribut­ing to cre­at­ing pros­per­ity and op­por­tu­nity for all those within the UAE. “Of­fer­ing world class lev­els of op­er­a­tional per­for­mance through con­tin­u­ous in­vest­ment in our mar­itime as­sets and in­fra­struc­ture en­ables Abu Dhabi to po­si­tion its econ­omy to reap the ben­e­fits of fu­ture non-oil growth for years to come.” Ah­mad Al Mutawa, Abu Dhabi Ter­mi­nals CEO, said: “The pur­chase and de­liv­ery of th­ese cranes demon­strates how con­tin­u­ous in­vest­ment in our in­fra­struc­ture and tech­nol­ogy, helps us ex­ceed cus­tomer ex­pec­ta­tions by con­stantly de­liv­er­ing the most ef­fi­cient op­er­a­tional per­for­mance. “Our cur­rent ex­pan­sion pro­ject of Khal­ifa Port Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal sets a new bench­mark for con­tainer ter­mi­nal ex­pan­sion in the re­gion, and en­sures that ADT can con­tinue to de­liver world class lev­els of op­er­a­tional per­for­mance to our part­ners, cus­tomers and share­hold­ers well into the fu­ture.” ADT pur­chased the ul­tra­mod­ern cranes from Shang­hai Zhenhua Heavy In­dus­try Co. Ltd. (ZMPC) in China. This mile­stone fol­lows the re­cent ar­rival of a batch of Au­to­mated Stack­ing Cranes which are also part of the ex­pan­sion pro­ject, tak­ing the to­tal num­ber of cranes at the ter­mi­nal to 22. The fi­nal phase of ADT ex­pan­sion will see the Ter­mi­nal linked to the Eti­had Rail net­work pro­vid­ing di­rect rail con­nec­tions across the UAE and re­gion­ally. The 1.6 bil­lion ex­pan­sion at Abu Dhabi Ter­mi­nals is part of AED 4 bil­lion de­vel­op­ment projects un­der­way at Khal­ifa Port in­clud­ing an AED 2.2 bil­lion de­vel­op­ment of its South Quay and Khal­ifa Port Lo­gis­tics which will ex­pand over­all ca­pac­ity and boost con­tainer ca­pac­ity to 9 mil­lion TEUs over the next five years.

They have a lift­ing ca­pac­ity of 90 tonnes.

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