The Port of Salalah has reported the successful installation and commissioning of 16 new ZPMC rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) and three new Liebherr mobile harbour cranes. The port was able to increase operations, improve container and general cargo handling, and lessen the terminal’s environmental effect as a result of this.
The deal with ZPMC and Liebherr is part of a larger investment to ensure the terminal is equipped with the newest technology and equipment to accommodate local and international corporate customers, according to a news release from the Port of Salalah.
This deal is in line with Oman’s 2040 Vision, which calls for infrastructure to be elevated as a significant economic tool to help the transportation and logistics industry flourish.
The new RTGs, which reduce fuel usage by 20%, are a crucial step toward the terminal’s long-term goal of zero-carbon emissions. They are equipped with Siemens technology and can lift 41 tonnes, with six wide stacking lanes and truck lanes.
They can be remotely monitored and are coupled with the asset digitisation system that is now being implemented in the terminal to track productivity and efficiency. They also have laser anti-collision devices to keep both machines and pedestrians safe.
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