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DPWA welcomes new cranes

DPWA welcomes new cranes

DP World Australia’s Brisbane terminal has welcomed the first of two quay cranes to be delivered to the facility in 2018.

The new crane, manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC), arrived at the Port of Brisbane on board the Zhen Hua on March 5, along with three additional cranes for DP World Australia’s Melbourne and Sydney terminals.

DPWA chief officer operations (terminals) Max Kruse said the delivery of the cranes was a key part of a $180 million port equipment investment nationwide and according to Glen Wayne, DP World Australia’s Brisbane Terminal general manager operations, once commissioned, the new cranes would produce increased operational efficiencies and capability for the terminal.

“The new cranes, with a boom outreach of 51m, can service larger vessels, which increases our capacity and ability to service vessels faster,” Wayne said.

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.

Quick facts:

  • Rated capacity under spreader 65t and 75t under heavy lift beam.
  • Outreach of 51m with a rail gauge of 25.3m.
  • Hoist height above rail is 38m.
  • Hoist speed 90m/minute loaded and 180m/minute unloaded.
  • Cross travel speed 240m/minute.
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