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DP World Australia’s Brisbane terminal yesterday received delivery of the first of two quay cranes to be delivered to the terminal in 2018.

The new ZPMC crane arrived onboard vessel Zhen Hua into the Port of Brisbane at on Monday evening (5 March), along with three additional cranes for DP World Australia’s Melbourne and Sydney terminals.

DP World Australia’s Chief Officer Operations, Terminals Max Kruse said,

“The delivery of the cranes is a key part of DP World Australia's national investment of AUD $180 million in port equipment for all of our terminals.

“This is an important investment for our future terminal operations, and will ensure we can continue to meet our customer’s future needs."

DP World Australia, Brisbane Terminal General Manager Operations, Glenn Wayne said once commissioned, the new cranes would produce increased operational efficiencies and capability for the terminal.

“The new crane, with a boom outreach of 51 metres can service larger vessels which increases our capacity, and ability to service vessels faster. This is a fantastic investment for our Brisbane terminal which will enable the terminal to work vessels with even greater proficiency and provide opportunities for our customers to grow.”

As part of the investment a total of nine cranes will be delivered and fully operational by October 2018 at DP World Australia’s four terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.

Quick facts:

  • Rated capacity under spreader 65 tonnes and 75 tonne under heavy lift beam

  • Outreach of 51 metres, with a rail gauge of 25.3 metres

  • Hoist height above rail is 38 metres

  • Hoist speed 90 metres/minute loaded and 180 metres/minute unloaded

  • Cross travel speed 240 metres/minute

About DP World Australia

DP World Australia is Australia’s integral port supply chain partner and part of the DP World network of 70 international container terminals. Our dedicated and professional team of 2,000 people operating marine ports in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Fremantle cultivate long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain. Customer care is our first priority. We create tomorrow’s supply chain solutions, today.

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