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Incheon port adds two quay cranes

Incheon port adds two quay cranes
South Korea’s Incheon port has installed two new container cranes at the New Port’s Sun Kwang New Container Terminal (SNCT), giving the port a total of seven quay cranes, according to Incheon Port Authority (IPA).

The newly installed equipment at SNCT is special ship-to-shore (STS) cranes designed to unload cargoes from containerships. Five have been installed in the first phase in the quay section at Incheon port.

The new mid- to large-size cranes at SNCT, produced by Hanjin Heavy Industries, have outreach of 51 meters long and are capable of unloading 50 containers per hour.

“The introduction of cranes befitting mid-sized vessels expedites unloading work at Incheon New Port,” said Kim Jong-gil, head of the logistics promotion team at IPA.

Meanwhile, SNCT will open the entire part of its 480,000-square-meter quay which is 800 meters long in January 2017. The complete opening of Incheon New Port is expected to give a boost to Incheon port’s logistics service as it will facilitate a pelagic route service and the come-and-go of large vessels.