Sri Lanka Ports Authority to buy fourth gantry crane from China's Zhenhua
State-run Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) says it has been cleared to buy a fourth gantry crane from China’s Shanghal Zhenhua Heavy Industries, the State information office said.
Sri Lanka had earlier ordered three ships to shore (STS) gantry cranes from Zhenhua.
The fourth crane is ordered on the same terms as the earlier three containers, as allowed by procurement rules in Sri Lanka, in proposal submitted by Ports Minister, Sagala Ratnayake.
The cranes will be used at the Jaya Container Terminal, run by the SLPA.
The SLPA has started a project to boost the output of older terminals with newer equipment.
Shanghal Zhenhua Heavy Industries has a service company in Sri Lanka, which is a joint venture with Colombo-based Access group.