China-based Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has shipped six automatic RMGs from ZPMC Changxing Base to Singapore’s Tuas Terminal on 10 July.
The RMGs are the first batch of equipment that is manufactured by ZPMC for Tuas Terminal.
ZPMC commenced the project to deliver 20 dual-trolley STS and 56 automatic RMGs on 14 March last year. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered in ten batches.
The company said that the team shipped the equipment in advance despite the effect of the global Covid-19 pandemic and plum rains.
Tuas Terminal is the next-generation container terminal being constructed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
In April 2018, MPA awarded a contract worth S$1.46bn ($1.1bn) to a joint venture (JV) of Japan’s Penta Ocean Construction, South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering and Construction and Dutch company Boskalis International for the Tuas Terminal Phase II development.
The first part of the port is scheduled to begin operations next year. The terminal will be finished in 2040.
It will have the container handling capacity of 65 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) of cargo a year, making it the world’s biggest container terminal upon completion.
In December last year, Abu Dhabi Ports-owned Fujairah Terminals acquired two cranes from ZPMC to improve operational efficiency.
In February last year, Oakland International Container Terminal operator SSA Terminals placed a $30m order for three 300ft gantry cranes from ZPMC.
Expected to be delivered in 18 months, the gantry cranes will be capable of loading and unloading large container ships.