Remote-controlled STS cranes delivered to Hutchison Port Sohar

Two more rubber-tyred gantry cranes will be delivered by the end of 2019, said Hutchison Port.
Sohar port, Hutchinson Ports, Container terminal

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ZPMC’s heavy lift vessel Zhen Hua 19 has delivered two remote-controlled quay cranes and six rubber-tyred gantry cranes to Hutchison Port Sohar’s terminal in Oman.

Two more rubber-tyred gantry cranes will be delivered by the end of 2019, said Hutchison Port.

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Oman-based Hutchison Ports Sohar signed a deal with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co (ZPMC) last year for the supply and installation of two new remote-controlled super post-Panamax quay cranes at its Container Terminal C at Sohar Port.

Hutchison Ports Sohar (formerly known as OICT – Oman International Container Terminal) is a joint-venture between Hutchison Ports, the Government of Oman, Steinweg of the Netherlands and a number of Omani investors.

The new cranes have an outreach of 24 rows and are capable of handling the largest vessels currently in operation.

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Following their delivery at the end of this year, Hutchison Ports Sohar will have a total of six remote-controlled super post-Panamax quay cranes and seven manually operated cranes for a total of 13 ship-to-shore cranes.

As part of the same order, Hutchison Ports Sohar will acquire eight new automated rubber-tyred gantry cranes, which will be operated remotely from a centralised operations centre.

This will further enhance the safety and efficiency of operations. All cranes will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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