Rotterdam Terminal Gets Three More Super Post Panamax Cranes

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Another three super post panamax ship-to-shore cranes arrived Tuesday at the ECT Delta Terminal at the Maasvlakte industrial complex at the Port of Rotterdam.

The remotely-operated cranes have a lifting height of 50 meters under the spreader and can reach across 24 containers wide, making them capable of handling even the world’s largest containerships.

The cranes were manufactured by the Chinese company ZPMC. The company added that the cranes are among the lightest quay cranes in the world, with a reduced weight that is 16.7% less than similar-sized cranes.

The investment marks ECT’s further expansion of its facilities at Maasvlakte and follows the delivery of five similar cranes in 2014.

The three cranes are part of a comprehensive investment program at the ECT Delta Terminal, which will enable ECT to simultaneously handle multiple 20,000 TEU containerships under virtually any circumstances.

Each week, the ECT terminal handles about 36 deep-sea vessels, 170 feeder vessels and almost 500 inland barges at its 3.6 kilometers of quay.

Photo: ECT Delta Terminal