Four of the World’s largest STS Cranes arrive at Red Sea Gateway Terminal (Jeddah Islamic Port)
Jeddah- Red Sea Gate Terminal (RSGT), the flagship container terminal at Jeddah Islamic Port, has announced the arrival of four of the world’s largest and most modern ship-to-shore quay cranes at Jeddah enabling it to continue to accommodate growing volumes and increasing vessel size. The super post panama cranes were manufactured by ZPMC at the cost of USD 35 million, and 8 Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes also were supplied by ZPMC. RSGT’s additional investment for the expansion of the infrastructure and equipment reaches USD 136 million which was fully funded by the private sector. The four new quay cranes will be in addition to the ten already operational cranes at Red Sea Gateway Terminal. "By investing in our state-of-the-art infrastructure, we are further establishing Red Sea Gateway Terminal as one of the best equipped and most technologically advanced terminals on the Asia Europe trade lane” said Managing Director Jens O. Floe He added: "We have constantly invested in capacity at our Jeddah terminal to meet the rapidly expanding needs of our customers. These new super post panama cranes will contribute to positioning Red Sea Gateway Terminal as the natural hub for the transshipment in the region. Red Sea Gateway Terminal remains the only terminal in Jeddah with the outreach and depth to handle the largest vessels on the route. “We remain committed to providing our customers quality services and have long term development plans for Red Sea Gateway Terminal. This includes expanding our terminal in line with market demand and our customers need for larger and deeper facilities. Red Sea Gateway Terminal is with this investment and now 12 super post panama cranes out of 14, taking the next step in its domestic growth strategy. Red Sea Gateway Terminal is as well evaluating selected international projects in order to fore fill its growth strategy.