During the current year, the Port of Salalah in Oman has brought 16 new eco-efficient, rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from ZPMC into operation and three new mobile harbour cranes from Liebherr.

“This has enabled the port to expand operations, enhance container and general cargo handling and reduce the terminal’s environmental impact,” said the port operator, APM Terminals, in a statement.

The contract with the Chinese and German manufacturers is a part of a wider investment in expanding the port’s capacity.

Additionally, this agreement aligns with Oman’s 2040 Vision, to elevate infrastructure as a key economic instrument to further grow the transportation and logistics sector.

Reducing fuel burn by 20%, the new cranes will assist the terminal in its long-term zero-carbon emissions plan.

The equipment is fitted with the latest Siemens technology and is capable of lifting 41-tons, with six wide stacking plus truck lanes. Furthermore, the cranes can be fully monitored remotely and are integrated with the asset digitisation system currently being installed in the terminal to monitor production and efficiency. In addition, they have laser anti-collision systems to provide protection to machinery and pedestrians.

“Our investment in the latest RTGs and mobile harbour cranes demonstrates our long-term commitment to optimise operational efficiencies and cargo handling services while accommodating existing and new trade,” commented Mark Hardiman, CEO of the Port of Salalah.

Source: Container News