Jan 28, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s state run container terminal in Colombo port will get three gantry cranes and six transfer cranes from China in February which will be up and running by March, an official said. Sri Lanka Ports Authority chairman Priyath Bandu Wickrema said a team from the port is now in China doing final inspection of the equipment.
The cranes are coming from ZPMC, Chinese firm.
Another three gantry cranes and 24 transfer cranes are due to come to Colombo in May along with several ‘yard tractors’ which is used to carry containers inside the port. The new cranes will allow Colombo’s ‘Jaye’ terminal to improve productivity and handle more containers.