New deep sea quay cranes for RWG arrive in Rotterdam

Two new deep sea quay cranes arrived at Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) on Thursday 23 April. They will be commissioned in the coming months and are expected to be operational in the second half of 2020.

The new cranes, the largest of their kind, were built by ZPMC in China. They have a lifting height of 56 metres and are capable of handling container vessels up to 26 rows wide. Together with the two quay cranes, RWG has invested in 25 new Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs).

The cranes were transported by Chinese heavy-lift ship Zhen Hoa 26. Offloading the cranes will take around ten days and they will be commissioned on the quay over the next months

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.