Four of the world’s largest STS cranes arrive at Jeddah Islamic Port
Red Sea Gate Terminal (RSGT), part of the Saudi Industrial Services Group (SISCO), has announced the arrival of four of the world’s largest and most modern ship-to-shore (STS) quay cranes at the Jeddah Islamic Port. This would enable it to continue accommodating growing volumes and increasing vessel size.
The super post-panama cranes were produced by ZPMC, which is also supplying RTGs (rubber-tired gantry cranes) for the expansion at a total cost of $35 million.
The four new quay cranes will be in addition to the 10 already operational cranes at RSGT.
“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 terminal ports on the Asia-Europe trade lane,” said Managing Director Jens O. Floed.
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,” said Floed.
Red Sea Gateway Terminal is, with this investment and now with 12 super post-panama cranes out of 14, taking the next step in its domestic growth strategy. It is also evaluating selected international projects in order to implement its growth strategy.