Under the supervision of the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani), Saudi Global Ports (SGP) and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) have signed an agreement to manufacture three advanced ship-to-shore quayside container cranes at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam. The contract was signed by key members of the SGP and ZPMC management teams, witnessed by Mawani leadership as well.
The new cranes will have a minimum outreach of 25 rows and will be designed to enable the handling of next generation container vessels at optimum efficiency and scale. SGP is also assessing the possibility of equipping the cranes with remote operation and photovoltaic panels to harness solar energy to achieve greater sustainability and automation of port operations.
The three new quay cranes are part of SGP’s commitment under the concession agreement with Mawani to invest SAR 7 billion to modernise King Abdulaziz Port and make it a competitive container hub.