Abu Dhabi Ports acquires state-of-the-art Damen tug boats to boost Khalifa Port expansion
Abu Dhabi Marine Services “Safeen”, the marine services subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, announced the purchase of two new state-of-the-art tugboats from Damen Shipyards Group aimed at supporting the AED 10 billion] expansion of Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi Ports’ flagship deep-water port. The purchase of the DAMEN ASD 2411 tugboats was announced at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2018. The contract was signed by Captain Adil Ahmed Banihammad, Acting Chief Marine Services Officer at Safeen, and Pascal Slingerland, Regional Sales Director for Damen Shipyards Group. Delivery of both vessels is due within three months.
Konecranes secures 54-crane order for Khalifa
Lifting equipment firm Konecranes has netted a 54-crane deal for construction of the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), plus an order for the Mediterranean’s largest-ever mobile harbour crane. In a release, the Finnish company said that it had been chosen by KPCT operator Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) in the UAE to supply an automated stacking crane system for the second stage of the building of the Khalifa Port facility. The 54 automated rail mounted gantry (ARMG) cranes will have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes, stacking 1-over-6 containers high, with 30 of the cranes set to be nine-wide and 24 set to be eleven-wide. They will come with automation controls and Konecranes’ Active Load Control system.
Khalifa Port Receives First ARMG and STS cranes for COSCO SHIPPING Abu Dhabi Terminal
Abu Dhabi Ports announced today the delivery of the first shipments of Automated Rail Mounted Gantry Crane (ARMG) Ship-to-shore quay cranes (STS) to Khalifa Port. Shipped from Shanghai, the ten state-of-the-art ARMG Cranes and four STS Cranes are the initial batches of equipment to be installed at COSCO SHIPPING Abu Dhabi Terminal, the second container terminal being built at Khalifa Port due for completion at the end of this year. As innovation and automation continues to be part of Abu Dhabi Ports’ long-term strategy, the state-of-the-art ARMG’s and STS cranes will add unprecedented advantages to Khalifa Port by ensuring the timely and efficient stacking of containers in the terminal’s yards. Furthermore, with remote control monitoring, the cranes will have the capacity to swiftly transfer shipments, further boosting the capacity of Khalifa Port. The cranes will have the lifting capacity of 41 Tons and will be fully integrated with Khalifa Port’s terminal operating system, making it the first semi-automated port in the regionUpload News
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