Two new deep-sea quay cranes arrived at Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG). They will be commissioned in the coming months and are expected to be operational in the second half of 2020.
The new cranes, the largest of their kind, were built by ZPMC in China. They have a lifting height of 56 meters and are capable of handling container vessels up to 26 rows wide.
Together with the two quay cranes, RWG has invested in 25 new Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs). Offloading the cranes will take around ten days and they will be commissioned on the quay over the next months.
“The arrival of the cranes and AGVs will allow RWG to further optimize our services and capacity. RWG plays a key role in efficient, sustainable, reliable and safe container handling. Together with our customers, stakeholders and partners, such as DP world, we will continue to develop our services,” Ronald Lugthart, CEO at RWG, said.
RWG’s terminal has automated its services extensively to boost the efficiency of storage and transshipment of containers.
Opened in 2015 at Maasvlakte 2, the reclaimed extension to the Port of Rotterdam, RWG is an international consortium consisting of DP World and the shipping lines APL, MOL, HMM, and CMA CGM.
With an annual capacity of 2.35 million TEU, RWG is able to handle the newest generation of ultra-large container vessels at its two berths.