Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Port receives 28 Liebherr cranes

Cranes to enter operations from 2020 for expansion project planned at King Abdullah Port in KAEC

King Abdullah Port is located at KAEC.
King Abdullah Port is located at KAEC.

Saudi Arabia’s Ports Development Co-operated King Abdullah Port in King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) has received 28 Liebherr cranes that will be used for the expansion of its container terminals, the only port in the kingdom developed, managed, and operated by private sector, inaugurated by Crown Prince HRH Mohammed Bin Salman in February 2019.

In a statement, the port stated that of the 28 cranes it received, 20 were gantry cranes and the remaining were ship-to-shore (STS) machines.

The gantry cranes feature an eight-rope reeving system as well as built-in anti-sway and -skew features.

The STS cranes have an outreach of 70m and a safe working load of 65 tonnes.

The 28 cranes are expected to begin operations in the beginning of 2020, as part of Phase 1 of the expansion of container terminals, which will increase King Abdullah Port’s annual capacity to five million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU). 

According to its website, King Abdullah Port spans 17.4km2, and upon full completion will be able to handle 20 million TEUs of containers each year. 

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