Release: Friday 18 May 2018
The two ZPMC quay cranes delivered to DP World Australia Melbourne Terminal have entered operations this week.
The first crane entered service on Sunday 13 May 2018, moving its first box off Hapag Lloyd vessel Al Rawdah, with the second crane officially entering operations on Friday 18 May 2018.
General Manager of Operations, Melbourne Terminal Robert Snow said the commissioning period was completed two weeks ahead of schedule.
“The commissioning was successfully completed over a six-week period, with both cranes commissioned together by DPWA and ZPMC,” he said.
“With the addition of two larger cranes to our Melbourne operation, our crane profile across the quay line has improved, enabling us to service larger vessels with greater consistency and reliability.”
“The terminal’s quay line profile will be further enhanced with the delivery of a third crane in August. These new additions to our operations will give us greater capacity to get vessels in and out of the terminal on window, keeping trade flowing through the Port of Melbourne.”
The third crane will be part of a second delivery of five cranes to DP World Australia’s terminals nationally – one to Brisbane, two to Sydney, one to Melbourne and one to Fremantle. The cranes are due to arrive from China in August 2018.
A total of nine cranes will be delivered to DP World Australia’s terminals nationally in 2018 as part of a $180 million investment in port equipment.
DP World Australia’s national investment of $180 million in port equipment includes a total of nine cranes, 20 straddle carries, four RTGS, 38 forklifts and five ITVs.