Representing an investment of around $22m, the cranes will each have a 70 metre outreach meaning they can accommodate the latest generation of Ultra Large Container Ships (ULCS) both currently in service and under design.
Addition of the 65-ton twin-lift capacity cranes will bring RSGT’s total STS crane deployment to 16.
Also included in this infrastructure and equipment improvement phase are 10 new hybrid Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGs), 50 new trucks, and trailers, representing an additional $19m expenditure.
“We have at RSGT seen a solid 28% growth in volume during 2019 and this latest $41m investment emphasizes the continuing commitment to providing our customers a premium value proposition, and the emergence of RSGT as a key link in the growing global logistics chain,” said RSGT ceo Jens O. Floe.
RSGT describes itself as the primary gateway container handling facility at the Port of Jeddah, and the busiest and largest container terminal facility in Saudi Arabia’s western region, as well as the first BOT (Build Operate and Transfer) development project in the kingdom, representing an overall investment of $740m to date.