OOCL announces that two Super-PostPanamax gantry cranes will be installed at OOCL Kaohsiung Container Terminal (KAOCT) in Kaohsiung Port, Taiwan.
The crane procurement is part of a service enhancement project to expand KAOCT’s capabilities. Currently, there are six PostPanamax gantry cranes in operation, two of which will be replaced by the new ones with 22 rows outreach and they are expected to be in operation by July, 2012, enabling KAOCT to handle two 10,000 TEU+ mega container vessels at the same time.
Along with this new adjustment, KAOCT’s 680 meter long berth will also be extended with an additional 75 meter length in order to service two mega vessels berthed together.
It is estimated that the new cranes will increase KAOCT’s productivity by 8-10 % and with the higher operational efficiency, it will also help shorten vessel berthing hours for bunker savings and reduce carbon emissions.
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 270 offices in 60 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process.
Source: OOCL, August 29, 2011.