Gemalink port, Doosan Vina ink crane contract

Friday, Apr 09, 2021 15:50

Giant cranes at Gemalink port in the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port cluster in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. Gemalink CMA-CGM and Doosan Vina signed a contract to produce two more giant cranes for the port in 2022. — Photo courtesy Doosan Vina

Viet Nam's largest port, Gemalink CMA-CGM, has recently signed a contract with Korea's Doosan Vina to manufacture two additional supergiant ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for the port.

Doosan Vina said the crane production contract will help Gemalink improve loading and unloading efficiency, exploiting up to 1.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) in phase one from 2022 at the Gemalink port.

Gemalink, which is located in the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port cluster in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau with 2.5 million TEU, completed the first phase of investment and construction to host the first cargo vessel in January.

The port has been operating with six STS cranes (supplied by Doosan Vina in 2020), eighteen RTG (rubber tyred gantry) cranes and will soon get two more STS cranes for phase one.

The supergiant STS cranes allow lifting cargo of 65 tonnes from large vessels of up to 200,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage).

Following the contract, Doosan Vina will cover design, fabrication, erection, delivery and transferring technology of the two new STS cranes

It said six super-heavy cranes had been already delivered to Gemadept-CMA CGM in 2020.

At least 39 made-in-Viet Nam cranes were operating at ports in Singapore, India, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, and in major ports in Viet Nam including Sai Gon New Port, Da Nang’s Tien Sa Port, Nghi Son 2 Petrochemical Refinery Port and Gemalink Port. — VNS

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