DP WORLD Australia’s Brisbane terminal has taken delivery of the first of two quay cranes to be delivered to the terminal this year.
The new ZPMC crane arrived at the Port of Brisbane on board the Zhen Hua on Monday evening, with the ship to sail on to the Sydney and Melbourne with three additional cranes in coming days.
DPWA chief officer operations (terminals) Max Kruse said the delivery of the cranes was a key part of a $180m port equipment investment nationwide.
“This is an important investment for our future terminal operations, and will ensure we can continue to meet our customer’s future needs,” Mr Kruse said.
DP World Australia, Brisbane terminal general manager operations, Glenn Wayne said once commissioned the new cranes would produce increased operational efficiencies and terminal capability.
“The new crane, with a boom outreach of 51 metres can service larger vessels which increases our capacity, and ability to service vessels faster,” Mr Wayne said.
“This is a fantastic investment for our Brisbane terminal which will enable the terminal to work vessels with even greater proficiency and provide opportunities for our customers to grow.”
As part of the investment a total of nine cranes are to be delivered and fully operational by October 2018 at DPWA’s four terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.
The crane facts:
- Rated capacity under spreader 65 tonnes and 75 tonnes under heavy lift beam
- Outreach of 51 metres, with a rail gauge of 25.3 metres
- Hoist height above rail is 38 metres
- Hoist speed 90 metres/minute loaded and 180 metres/minute unloaded
- Cross travel speed 240 metres/minute
The Zhen Hua is expected to arrive in Sydney early next week and then sail on to Melbourne.