TMEIC to Supply 20 Stacking Cranes to Chinese Port
TMEIC Corp. has reached an agreement with Shanghai-based Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company LTD. to supply electrical control and automation systems for 20 ASC stacking cranes during the first phase of development at the newly automated Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal in Qingdao, Shandong Province, China. The project marks TMEIC's first complete port automation in China. QQCT operates 11 container berths, which can accommodate sixth-generation mega-vessels of more than 18,000 TEUs.
Qingdao Port Machinery Company also placed an order for an 18 automatic stacking cranes for the same project. This brings the total to 38 cranes with TMEIC controls and automation at Qingdao Qianwan.
"TMEIC's automation solution will improve efficiency and increase safety at the Qingdao terminal," said Alan Peterson, TMEIC crane systems' industry segment leader. "We appreciate the opportunity to partner with ZPMC and Qingdao in this endeavor and look forward to showcasing our automation solutions in a port that is consistently ranked in the top 10 container ports globally for volume of containers moved."