Mar 14, Colombo: Sri Lanka Ports Authority plans to purchase three Ship to Shore (STS) gantry cranes from China to handle larger container ships berthing at the Colombo port deep water terminal.
The Sri Lanka Ports Authority has planned to implement a project to increase the Deep Berth Capacity of the Jaya Container Terminal (JCT) to enhance the advantage of handling the larger container vessels arriving at the Port of Colombo.
As part of the project, the SLPA plans to purchase three cranes of Ship to Shore from the M/s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., in China.
The cabinet of ministers have given approval to the proposal put forward by the Minister of Ports & Shipping and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka to award the contract to the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries for the purchase in accordance with the recommendation of the Cabinet Appointed Procurement Committee.
China's Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited is the world's largest container handling equipment manufacturer.