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Port of Brisbane gets new container cranes

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Two new nine-wide automatic stacking cranes (ASC) have arrived at the Port of Brisbane for DP World Australia.

The two ASC from Kalmar were transported fully erected from China to Australia and unloaded in Brisbane in July.

This delivery completes Module 1, which is an addition to existing seven ASC modules.

Kalmar project director Jyri Saarijoki said the arrival of the vessel carrying the cranes was “impressive”.

“The successful shipment of fully-erected cranes from China to Australia with efficient delivery into the terminal is an important milestone for Kalmar,” he said. 

The delivery of the two Kalmar ASC marks the fourth successful fully erected ASC shipment from China to Australia. 

To date, Kalmar has provided DP World in Brisbane with 16 Kalmar ASC and 16 Kalmar shuttle carriers integrated with Navis N4 terminal operating system (TOS).

The two new ASC bring the number of modules servicing the container trade to eight and increase capacity by 14 per cent to 720,000 TEU.

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