SINGAPORE : PSA Sines recently welcomed two new mega Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes in December. The new cranes will be added to the ten existing Super Post-Panamax cranes, allowing PSA Sines to handle the largest container vessels deployed at the Iberian Peninsula today. The new equipment will also play an important role in expanding PSA Sines’ capacity from 2.3 to 2.7 million TEUs and reinforce PSA Sines as the preferred Iberian gateway hub in Southwestern Europe.
The new quay cranes, which are expected to be ready for live operations in February 2024, will undergo six weeks of testing and commissioning.
Nichola Silveira, CEO of PSA Sines said, “With an outreach of 24 container rows, and a height of 55 metres, we will now have six quay cranes that are fully capable of handling vessels larger than 24,000 TEUs in size, with no limitations. Alongside our multiskilled and engaged workforce, our productivity levels will reinforce our position as one of the largest container terminals in the south of Europe.”
When PSA Sines’ Phase III expansion is fully completed in 2030, the terminal will be able to double its annual handling capacity from 2.3 million TEUs to 4.1 million TEUs, thereby strengthening its position as one of the main ports in the region.