Shanghai: Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Co is constructing 22 automatic track container cranes for Taiwan-based Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation.
‘Valued at about CNY 50 million, the products will be utilized by the Port of Kaohsiung in the latter’s enlargement. Capable of automatic operation without cabs, the cranes are expected to lift the efficiency in container loading and unloading to a large extent. So far Zhenhua Port Machinery have won orders for 228 such cranes, the report said. The Port of Kaohsiung enlargement involves a land area of 74.8 hectares, and investment of more than NTD 15 billion. The project includes the construction of four 16 meter-depth deep water docks, with a total coastline of 1,500 meters, capable of handling the fully-loaded berthing operation of over 10,000-ton container carriers, and increasing the annual container throughput by over 2 million TEUs. In addition, about half a month ago, Yang Ming Marine Transport subscribed for about USD 100 million worth of port equipment from Zhenhua Port Machinery.