April 11 2018 – ZPMC has delivered two remotely controlled ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes to Hutchison Ports’ port of Felixstowe in the UK, onboard its heavy lift vessel, Zhen Hua 23.

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The cranes, which originated in Shanghai, are the port’s first two remotely controlled STS gantry cranes. Instead of being in a cab 50 m above the quay, the drivers will be located in a nearby operations centre, says the port.

In addition to the new cranes, the port is creating an additional 18,000 teu of container storage capacity; upgrading its terminal operating system; raising the height of ten STS gantry cranes on Trinity Terminal; and has eight additional yard cranes on order for delivery in early 2019.

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