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PSA orders cranes as Q1 traffic 12% ahead

PSA orders cranes as Q1 traffic 12% ahead

Singapore: PSA Singapore Terminals (PSA) has awarded a S$160m ($117.9m) contract for 79 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction.

"PSA Singapore Terminals has seen steady growth of 12.1% in the first quarter of 2008, year-on-year," said, Kuah Boon Wee, PSA ceo for SE Asia and Singapore Terminals. "We will continue to invest in world-class port facilities and equipment to ensure that we retain our value as an attractive hub port of choice to the shipping lines."  

The cranes will be the first batch of RTGs equipped with energy-saving devices to help reduce fuel usage and will cater to growing volumes at PSA's new berths at the Pasir Panjang Terminal (pictured).
Kyung-Ho Park, Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction evp said, "Doosan is pleased to partner PSA Singapore Terminals on the supply of cranes. The RTGs have been customised to PSA's specifications, which include fuel consumption conservation, thereby safeguarding the environment. We are confident of delivering the RTGs on time to support PSA's role as the world's busiest container transhipment hub."  [15/04/08]