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Chennai container terminals gets new cranes - 2012-04-09

Chennai International Terminals Pvt Ltd has received four new ship-to-shore quay cranes and eight new rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGCs).

The private container terminal inside the Chennai port is owned and managed by PSA International, Singapore. The four post-Panamax quay cranes are capable of lifting two 20-foot containers per move. All the new cranes will undergo commissioning tests and will be progressively deployed for operations from May 2012, says a company press release.

Mr V. Sivarajan, Managing Director of PSA India, said that the terminal will now have a total of seven quay cranes and 18 RTGCs. This would more than double its existing terminal handling capacity.