Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd.

08/10/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/09/2021 20:45

ZPMC Boosts New Haifa Port in Israel for the First Operation of Actual Ship

Recently, the New Haifa Port Project in Israel undertaken by ZPMC ushered in the first ship - 'Mediterranean MARYLENA'. Four quay cranes and eight rail-mounted gantry cranes were put into operation at the same time, and the first operation of actual ship was successfully completed in 8 days.

The New Haifa Port Project in Israel is a landmark project along the 'Belt and Road Initiative', ZPMC provided 8 automated quay cranes and 22 automated rail-mounted gantry cranes and yard systems for the Project, which is also the first time for ZPMC yard system and cranes to enter the Israeli market, boosting Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd. to build the first overseas investment terminal project.

Under the influence of international situation and epidemic, ZPMC project team persevered in the equipment commissioning site. Israel is in the altithermal period in summer at that time, the site temperature often soars to more than 37°C, in order to ensure the smooth operation of the actual ship, the project team worked all day from morning to evening to ensure that the equipment is in good condition when used. After the completion of the operation, the project team continued to work overtime to solve the problems of the day, and modified the operation as per the requirements of the client. The team members made all preparations by full use of every minute, 'escorting' for the operation of the actual ship, which was appreciated by the client.

With the efforts of all employees on site, the rail-mounted gantry cranes are applied for stacking excellently and cooperated with quay cranes for the operation of actual ship, and finally the quay cranes completed 4252 TEU of empty containers at a speed of 15 standard containers/hour. Now the commissioning of the remaining 4 quay cranes and 10 rail-mounted gantry cranes on site is progressing steadily to boost the New Haifa Port open in September.