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Port of Tanjung Pelepas inks agreement for six quay cranes to service ULCV

The Port of Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd (PTP), Malaysia, a joint venture between the MMC Group and APM Terminals, has inked an agreement with Sany Marine Heavy Industry Co Ltd to procure six units of ultra large container vessel (ULCV) quay cranes.

ptp-ulcv-photo-750x-375The agreement was signed between PTP CEO, Mark Hardiman and Sany Marine CEO, Jeff Fu on Feb 23, 2024.

PTP chairman Tan Sri Che Khalib Mohamad Noh said the acquisition of six ULCV quay cranes represents a pivotal step forward in PTP’s commitment of providing top-tier capabilities and services to its valued customers.

“These technologically advanced cranes will significantly enhance our ability to efficiently handle the ever-growing volume of containerised cargo, ensuring swift and seamless trade within the region,” he said in a statement.

Increased capacity and efficiency

Hardiman reiterated the significance of the purchase within PTP’s broader equipment modernisation strategy, with the focus on efforts to expand capacity, upgrade, and add equipment and facilities, as well as improve terminal efficiency and port-related activities to make PTP a trade and shipping hub in the region.

“Beyond boosting capacity, PTP also sees the purchase of these new ULCV quay cranes as an opportunity to advance its sustainability goals.

Emissions reduction

“These cranes are expected to contribute to a 45% emissions reduction by 2030, supporting PTP’s commitment to the Paris Agreement and efficient operations,” he said.

He added that the ULCV quay cranes, boasting a lifting capacity of 65 tonnes each, will be specifically designed to handle the latest generation of ULCVs.

Meanwhile, Fu affirmed Sany Marine’s commitment to a timely delivery of the equipment, highlighting the company’s pride in partnering PTP, emphasising Sany Marine’s dedication to delivering innovative and reliable port equipment solutions.

PTP is Malaysia’s busiest transshipment hub with a capacity to handle 13 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) annually. The port delivers reliable, efficient and advanced services to major shipping lines and box operators, providing shippers in Malaysia and abroad extensive connectivity to the global market. PTP is currently ranked 15th among the world’s top container ports.


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