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New ZMPC Crane To Be Commissioned In Ashdod Port

New ZMPC crane to be commissioned in Ashdod port

Ashdod, Israel (PortSEurope) January 7, 2021 – Ashdod Port Company will install the country’s largest port cranein the next two weeks, capable of lifting 95 tons and working on ships with a capacity of 18,000 TEU. The equipment cost about €9.5 million ($11.7 million) and the company has the option to purchase a further nine similar cranes. ​ The crane should improve working speeds by
about 15%, and reduce the time required to load containers and cargo, and with an improvement of up to 30% in trolley speed (into and out of the ship).  The crane can travel at up to 45 meters per minute. Orna Hozman Bechor, chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Ashdod Port Company, said, “The introduction of the largest crane in Israeli ports puts Ashdod Port at the forefront of operations and technology, and will enable the company to continue providing the most advanced solution currently available in the field of marine cargo in Israel, with considerable improvement to the Port’s output.” Yitzhak Blumenthal, CEO, Ashdod Port Company, added, “This is a unique operational project, which required long and intense preparation by everyone involved at the Port.  The Ashdod Port Company stands for excellence and innovation, and the entry of Israel’s largest crane expresses these values.” ZMPC (Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited) is a Chinese state-owned multinational engineering company and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of cranes and large steel structures. Source: Ashdod Port Company Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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