Jeddah: Three new gantry cranes able to load the world’s biggest container vessels were delivered on Monday at King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
The new 44-metre-tall cranes were delivered to the port’s International Ports Services container terminal, which is part of Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH).
The cranes can be operated from the cab or remotely from up to 1 km away. The total investment in the new machinery was SR90m ($24m).
The port's container terminal has handled over 17m TEUs over five years.
After Jeddah, King Abdul Aziz Port is the Saudi kingdom’s second busiest container facility. A new terminal is being built by PSA, which will double capacity when completed in 2015. [17/12/14]