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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Tartous International Container Terminal Gets New Cranes

Tartous International Container Terminal jsc is set to take delivery of two new quay cranes (QCs) in late September for Tartous International Container Terminal (TICT). 
The QCs will be the first of their kind to be used in the Port of Tartous.  Purchased by the Tartous Port General Company, the QCs are expected to upgrade TICT's container handling capability to a higher level with a view of making it the leading trading gateway in Syria.  
The cranes are specifically designed to efficiently load and discharge ISO containers and can service five lanes of traffic on the quayside and 13 containers across on the ship with a working outreach of 38 meters. The cranes can also be fitted with a twin lift spreader for greater ship working productivity.
The new equipment, manufactured by Konecranes, are fitted with sophisticated energy efficient drive and anti-sway system to enhance the operational performance of the crane.  
TICT is a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI), a port management company involved in the operations and development of 19 marine terminals and port projects in 13 countries worldwide.  For over 20 years, ICTSI has been the private sector partner of choice for world-class trade facilitation in the economies it serves.

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