Hutchison Ports Thailand, the largest container terminal operator in Thailand, is expanding its handling capacity with the development of Terminal D in Laem Chabang Port, has received 3 super post-panamax quay cranes – among the world’s largest type and 8 electric rubber tyred gantry cranes from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC), a leading heavy-duty equipment manufacturer. Both types of cranes are equipped with advanced remote control technology and will enable Terminal D to operate safely and more efficiently, which in turn enable the terminal to achieve higher levels of vessel and yard productivity.
The 3 super post-panamax quay cranes have an outreach of 24 rows are capable of handling some of the largest mega-vessels currently in operation. All Terminal D quay and yard cranes will be operated by remote control technology, making it the first terminal of its type in the world to fully install this technology for faster, more accurate and safer handling of containers.
Following the completion of Terminal D’s construction, Hutchison Ports Thailand will be able to increase its handling capacity by 3.5 million TEUs to more than 6 million TEUs, further cementing its position as the largest container terminal operator in Thailand. The arrival of the new cranes will facilitate the growth of Thailand’s container cargo volumes and help underpin the country’s modernization aligned with the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project under the Thailand 4.0 scheme.
Photo: Mr. Stephen Ashworth (right), Managing Director – Thailand & South East Asia – Hutchison Ports, together with Pol. Capt. Thanabodee Toopteanrat (left), Director Office of Operations of Laem Chabang Port, at a ceremony to mark the delivery of 3 super post-panamax quay cranes – among the world’s largest quay cranes – and 8 electric rubber tyred gantry cranes at Terminal D, Laem Chabang Port. The cranes are an integral part of the Terminal D development as well as the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) project under Thailand 4.0 scheme.
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