Shekou Container Terminal volume up 24 percent to 4.1 million TEU in 2008

Shenzhen’s Shekou Container Terminal hit its annual throughput target of 4.1 million TEU, marking a 24 percent year-on-year increase in 2008.

SCT earlier took delivery of six new electricity-driven rubber tyre gantry cranes for its new No. 8 berth, marking the arrival of the last of ten new cranes. The No. 8 berth, which commenced operation in September 2008, has an annual capacity of 700,000TEU with a quay length of 455 metres and a depth of 17 metres. The berth, equipped with four quay cranes, can handle the world’s largest containerships.

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