Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

09/07/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/06/2021 19:27

Opening of Israeli Haifa Bay port Terminal Co-constructed by ZPMC

The Israeli Haifa Bay port Terminal co-constructed by ZPMC and SIPG was officially opened in the afternoon of September 1, Israeli local time. With a whistle, the red and white quay cranes successfully lifted the 'first container' at the terminal under remote automatic operation, once again marked a significant and colorful 'stroke' for the cooperation of the 'Belt and Road Initiative'. The project marks that China's advanced technology and management experience of 'smart port' have been promoted to developed countries for the first time.

Haifa Bay port Terminal is Israel's first new wharf over the past 60 years, and is a landmark project along the line of the 'Belt and Road Initiative'. ZPMC provided 8 automatic quay cranes, 22 automatic rail-mounted gantry cranes, 2 reach stackers and yard systems for the project. At the same time, it provided a one-stop after-sales guarantee plan. Both parties agreed to jointly explore the Israeli port market for 25 years.

In order to ensure the scheduled delivery of equipment in the process of project construction, ZPMC adopted the method of 'live commissioning' to provide the user with live broadcast of the commissioning and trial run of quay cranes, so as to 'speed up' the manufacturing during the COVID-19 epidemic period. In the meantime, the machinery delivery team of the project overcame the influence of the international situation and COVID-19 epidemic, resolutely stuck to the equipment commissioning site, and made all-out efforts to 'escort' the smooth opening of Haifa Bay port Terminal.

With its completion and operation, Haifa Bay port Terminal has opened a new gateway for Israel to the world. It will greatly improve the congestion situation of local ports, provide more efficient and convenient services for cargo circulation in Israel and its surrounding areas, and promote Shanghai Port to strengthen its business connection with various ports of the 'Maritime Silk Road', thus becoming an important trade channel for getting in and out of the European market.