Ningbo’s Meishan terminal buys gantry cranes to cope with cargo surge
|July 6, 2011||Posted by Ocean Shipping Communication China under Port News||
PORT of Ningbo is experiencing a sharp increase in its throughput. The port’s Meishan port area had to place an urgent order of 12 gantry cranes for its terminal to deal with the surge.
The 12 gantry cranes have been delivered to the terminal and put into service, according to Xinhua’s report. They are electric-powered and are in line with port of Ningbo’s green terminal aim.
Meishan Island Container Terminal started operation in August 2010. In the first five months since it started operation, its throughput reached 100,000 TEU. The growth even went faster in the first five months of this year with its throughput surpassing 200,000 TEU by the end of May. This has brought heavy pressure on the terminal.
In the first four months of this year, port of Ningbo handled 4.58 million TEU of containers, up 20.2 per cent year on year, 6.9 per cent faster than the average growth of China’s sea ports.