DP World boosted productivity and capacity at its Aden Container Terminal in Yemen by installing two ship-to-shore quay cranes. The new cranes bring the total number of quay cranes to seven.
The super-post-Panamax cranes have a lifting capacity of 65 tons each and can reach across 22 rows of containers, enabling the terminal to handle the latest generation of container ships.
“At DP World Aden, we have proven experience in handling large vessels and with the new cranes that have been mobilized at the terminal, we have boosted the efficiency with which we do that even further,” the Dubai-based terminal operator said.
DP World said ACT earlier this year received a call from the 8,441-TEU MSC Tomoko, the largest container ship ever to call on Yemen’s premier container port. The terminal has a 52-foot depth alongside its berths and a 120-acre terminal yard area.
ACT has been plagued over the past few months by labor problems, low productivity and delays, forcing ocean carriers to temporarily suspend services to the Arabian port.