Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), a member of the MMC Group, has invested in four new ship to shore (STS) quay cranes as it continues its drive to optimize services and capacity in the midst of the pandemic. All four cranes were safely discharged and relocated at PTP terminal on 8 Jun and is now undergoing commissioning activities.
The purchase of the Super Post Panamax cranes forms part of PTP’s Asset Management Strategy, which aims to improve the efficiency in the terminal, by increasing container handling capacity, capability and reliability, whilst meeting its safety standards.
The cranes have a lifting capacity of 65 tons, are 55.5m high, weigh 1,900 tons and are capable of handling containers over 24-rows across ultra large container vessels (ULCV).
PTP’s Chief Executive Officer, Marco Neelsen, stated that the four cranes form part of a purchase agreement, signed with ZPMC, Shanghai in April 2019 for the supply of eight ULCV STS quay cranes. The remaining four units are expected to be delivered in Q3 2020 to bring a total of 66 STS cranes in operation at PTP of which 24 are Triple-E compliant.
PTP’s Chairman, Dato’ Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said that the series of equipment purchased by PTP is to enable the port to receive ULCV.
“By investing in our state-of-the-art equipment, we are further establishing our terminal as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced terminals in the region and will ensure that PTP can keep up with the rapid changes in the port and shipping industry and subsequently meet the growing demand of our customers,” he added.