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Huge cranes for Antwerp Gateway

24 April 2023

DP World Antwerp Gateway has taken three gigantic container cranes at its terminal in the Port of Antwerp-Bruges.

THE LATEST major milestone in its 200 million euro expansion plan symbolises the current and expected growth of the terminal and its progress in enhancing its resilient and sustainable service offering.

The cranes, which can handle up to a width of 26 container rows on a ship, were constructed by crane builder ZPMC and join a network of 10 cranes at the DP World terminal on the eastern side of the Deurganck dock.

DP World Antwerp Gateway expansion project manager Jef Lambregts, explains: “Since the start of our investment program in 2019, a new operational building and two automatic stacker crane modules have been delivered and become part of the improved operations at the terminal. In addition to the three new cranes, we will be commissioning three new automatic modules this year. Next year, we plan to add two more quay cranes to take us to a total of 15 STS (ship-to-shore) cranes.”