Piraeus, Greece (PortSEurope) June 4, 2020 – Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC), a heavy-duty equipment manufacturer, has signed a with COSCO Shipping Ports Limited to provide three ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for Piraeus Container Terminal SA (PCT). Both PCT and Piraeus Port Authority SA (PPA) are operated by China’s COSCO Shipping Ports Limited. COSCO and ZMPC closed the deal successfully, despite the impact of Covid-19. “This
contract signing is an opportunity to provide more solid foundation for the strategic co-operation between ZPMC and COSCO Shipping Ports,” said the Shanghai-based manufacturer. ZPMC sold STS cranes to the Greek port for the first time in 2010, when four STSs were purchased by PPA in two batches. PCT Terminal purchased 19 STSs and 16 rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) from ZPMC after COSCO Shipping Ports started operating the Port of Piraeus. Piraeus’ last crane purchase took place in 2018, when the facility took delivery of eight STS cranes. These cranes can pick up two 40/45ft containers or four 20ft containers at the same time. They are of the largest STSs in the world with the independent dual-hoisting system by the company with the patent authorisation. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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