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Saudi Global Ports to receive new cranes from ZPMC

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ABU DHABI : Saudi Global Ports (SGP) and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) have formalised the contract for three new future ready quay cranes (QCs).

The contract was signed between the chairman of the board for Saudi Global Ports, Abdulla  Zamil, CEO of Saudi Global Ports, Edward Tah; and secretary of the party committee, Chairman and President of ZPMC, Liu Cheng Yun and Senior Vice President and Executive Board Member of ZPMC, Liu Qi Zhong.

Saudi Global Ports continues to make its contribution to the transformation of Saudi Arabia as a logistics powerhouse in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 goal of a thriving economy,” Abdulla Zamil noted.

“We appreciate the support from our technical partner, PSA, to review the crane designs, including the incorporation of sustainability for the quay cranes and all future investments to support Saudi Green Initiative’s climate action response,” he continued.

The three new QCs are part of SGP’s commitment under the Concession Agreement and Consolidation Plans to invest US$1.87 billion (SAR 7 billion) to modernise King Abdulaziz Port.

The new cranes will have a minimum range of 25 rows enabling SGP to handle larger next-generation vessels with high productivity, ease and efficiency.

At the same time, SGP is evaluating provisions for equipping QCs with photovoltaic panels and remote operation capabilities, which is consistent with its focus on sustainability and automation.

“PSA is pleased to have worked alongside Saudi Global Ports to develop the optimal design and specifications of the quay cranes and support the rigorous evaluation process,” Wan Chee Foong said.

“PSA’s commitment to the transformation of King Abdulaziz Port into a leading port with long-term sustainability, automation, digitisation and integrated supply chain goals will ensure Saudi Global Ports remains relevant and future-ready, realising the Kingdom’s plans to become a global logistics hub,” he concluded.

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