The cranes are expected to improve efficiency and reduce service times for vessels calling at the Durban Container Terminal (DCT). TPT's Acting Chief Executive Pru Archary says the acquisition will help DCT "(reaffirm TPT's) commitment to delivering world class port services in Africa."
The three cranes - procured from Shanghai-based ZPMC - are part of a fleet of seven tandem lift STS cranes ordered from the Chinese company. "These cranes have been designed to take us into the next 20 years of the port's longevity," TPT's General Manager of Capital Projects, Logan Naidoo tells Maritime Global News
website, "and are capable of servicing the latest generation container vessels with a span of 24 containers across the deck."
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