Two new ship-to-shore container cranes have been fully commissioned at Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal, Outer Harbor.
The new cranes, which cost $24 million, are essential for South Australia to secure the direct shipping services needed for the State’s exports to remain competitive on the world stage.
Weighing in at 950 tonnes each, the cranes stand 65 metres high and are capable of reaching heights of 105 metres with the boom raised. Their efficiency is expected to improve vessel turn-around times by up to 25%, and they have a number of innovative safety features.
The cranes were assembled at a special site adjacent to the Terminal to avoid any disruption to terminal operations, enabling them to be constructed and rigorously tested ahead of the carefully planned ‘mega-move’ onto the wharf.
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