APL brings cranes to Kaohsiung terminal
APL said it is installing four 90-meter-high gantry cranes that will dramatically increase cargo-lifting capacity at its marine terminal in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Installation of the 1,650-ton cranes, manufactured in China, begins this week. When completed in July, APL will be able to handle vessels of 10,000 TEUs.
A specialized vessel delivered the four new cranes to Kaohsiung last week. It will be partially submerged Tuesday or Wednesday, enabling the mammoth cranes to roll ashore at APL Berths 68 and 69. After that, installation, testing and certification are expected to take two months.
|A specialized vessel delivers four cranes to APL's Kaohsiung terminal.|