Nov 18, 2011 (LBO) – Container terminals at Colombo port run by state-owned
Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) have received a second batch of new cranes to replace aging equipment, a statement said. Three gantry cranes and eleven rubber tired yard gantry cranes to transfer cargo were delivered this week by Chinese manufacturer ZPMC.
They were part of a 7.2 billion rupee deal with ZPMC under which the first batch of three gantry cranes and six RTGs were delivered in April.
SLPA chairman Priyath B Wickrama said the new terminal equipment would boost efficiency and productivity at the port.