More Cranes for Ports of Cristóbal and Balboa

The Panamanian container terminals have received a total of eleven new Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Panama Ports Company (PPC), which operates and administrates both ports, indicated that the new equipment means that Cristóbal now has 32 RTGs while Balboa has 58.

RTG cranes feature an elevated bridge and are used for stacking containers in any direction (verticle, horizontal or lateral).

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Port Expansion Approved in Panama

August 2013

The Panama Canal Authority has authorized the expansion of the Rodman Container Terminal, owned by PSA International.

According to Jorge Quijano, administrator of the Panama Canal, it is now up to the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) to give final approval to the extension.

Panama: Ports Acquire 13 Electric Cranes

May 2013

The Panama Ports Company has purchased 13 electric Gantry cranes with capacity to stack up to seven containers high.

As reported Troetsch Rommel, corporate director of the company, the ZPMC brand cranes, left Jiangyn in China, on April 22 and are expected to be arriving at the port of Balboa on May 24, where the barge will unload 6 cranes, then move on to the Port of Cristobal where the remaining 7 will be unloaded.

More Investment in Panama’s Ports

February 2012

The Panama Ports Company in early March will take receipt of 7 RTG hybrid gantry cranes coming from China, which have a capacity of 41 tons, being able to stack up to 6 containers.

In addition to these cranes manufactured by Noel, the company will receive more equipment during 2012 for the operation of its ports in Balboa and Cristobal, including 13 electric RTG gantry cranes for the Port of Balboa, manufactured by ZPMC, with capabilities similar to those made by Noel.

Panama leads Latin America in port cranes

July 2008

With 50 port cranes, Panama has 21 percent of all cranes in Latin America. Mexico is next with 33, and Brazil follows with 31.

In Panama, the Port of Balboa has 18 cranes, Cristóbal has 6, and Manzanillo 14.

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