Original news was published 30 November, 2017
MALAYSIA's Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) is the first port in Southeast Asia to welcome the region's tallest ship-to-shore quay cranes.
The super postpanamax cranes, stand at a lifting height of 55.5 metres and weighing at 1,900 tonnes each. The four cranes form a part of the eight cranes ordered by PTP, with the remaining four cranes expected to be delivered this month.
PTP chairman Khalib Mohamad Noh said MYR500 million (US$222.2) in refurbishment and acquisition projects enable the port to create full capacity berths to cater to mega ships.
"By investing in state-of-the-art assets, we establish our terminal as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced in the region," said Mr Noh.
Said PTP chief executive Marco Neelsen: "The cranes will complement the 50 existing cranes in operation at PTP. Additionally, PTP has also acquired other terminal equipment such as 93 units of prime movers and 29 units of rubber tyred gantry cranes."
Two berths will be upgraded to accommodate the new Triple E Cranes, while the capital dredging to deepen the channel is commencing, Mr Neelsen said.