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Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries enters Australian market

Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) announced its first entry into the Australian market with the design and manufacture of automated rail Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) for Port of Botany Bay in Sydney.

The automated gantry has a span of 23m and extending distance of 15m, which can pass three rows of containers over the height of one container.

The RTG will be mainly used for rail container transportation in cooperation with automatic straddle carriers in fully automatic operation. It has the automatic container scanning area can interact with the terminal operation system, completing the automatic cargo handling on the train.

The deal is the first test of ocean-rail through service in Australia, which will bring more cooperation opportunities for the company, said ZPMC.

Headquartered in Shanghai, ZPMC also has 10 production bases located in Shanghai and Nantong with total area of 6,670,000 sq m and 10 km coastline.

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