DP World Australia's Brisbane terminal welcomes new cranes

DP World Australia’s Brisbane terminal recently received delivery of the first of two quay cranes to be delivered to the terminal in 2018.

The new ZPMC crane arrived onboard vessel Zhen Hua into the Port of Brisbane at on 5th March, along with three additional cranes for DP World Australia’s Melbourne and Sydney terminals. The cranes have a rated capacity under spreader 65 tonnes and 75 tonnes under heavy lift beam; an outreach of 51 metres, with a rail gauge of 25.3 metres; hoist height above rail is 38 metres; hoist speed of 90 metres/minute loaded and 180 metres/minute unloaded and cross travel speed of 240 metres/minute

DP World Australia’s Chief Officer Operations, Terminals Max Kruse said, “The delivery of the cranes is a key part of DP World Australia's national investment of AUD $180 million in port equipment for all of our terminals.

“This is an important investment for our future terminal operations and will ensure we can continue to meet our customer’s future needs."

DP World Australia, Brisbane Terminal General Manager Operations, Glenn Wayne said once commissioned, the new cranes would produce increased operational efficiencies and capability for the terminal.

“The new crane, with a boom outreach of 51 metres can service larger vessels which increases our capacity, and ability to service vessels faster. This is a fantastic investment for our Brisbane terminal which will enable the terminal to work vessels with even greater proficiency and provide opportunities for our customers to grow.” Mr Wayne concluded.

As part of the investment, a total of nine cranes will be delivered and fully operational by October 2018 at DP World Australia’s four terminals in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.