JCT at the Colombo Port to use new cranes from this week

Apr 24, Colombo: The three brand new Gantry Cranes and six Transfer Cranes imported by Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) will be utilized in operations at the Port’s Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) from this week, SLPA authorities said.

The new technologically advanced equipment, ordered from China at a cost of 7.2 billion rupees to enhance the efficiency at the JCT, have been unloaded and located last week.

SLPA said it has already started training relevant employees on handling the new equipment.

SLPA in May 2010 had reached an agreement with the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry (ZPMC), the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy-duty equipment, to import one STS Gantry Crane of 65 tons capacity, two STS Gantry Cranes of 50 tons capacity, and twenty four RTG Cranes of 41 tons capacity.

The newly arrived cranes have been located at the JCT under the supervision of the engineers of SLPA and ZPMC.

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