International Transportation and Trading Joint Stock Co. (ITC) on Wednesday signed a contract worth some VND600 billion with Germany’s Kocks Krane and Finland’s Cargotec to buy cranes for ITC International Port located in HCMC’s District 9.
Under the contract, the foreign partners will supply 40-ton Ship To Shore (STS) cranes produced by Kocks Krane and Rubber Tire Gantry (RTG) cranes of the same capacity.
According to ITC, these machines are of the ‘green technology,’ friendly to the environment and totally run on electricity instead of DO oil. Besides, they can generate electricity and reduce the energy consumption by over 30%, creating the competitive advantage for the port with low costs.
In the plan’s first phase, ITC will buy four STS cranes and eight RTG ones with half of these products handed over in next year’s first quarter to ensure the operating schedule of the port. Having an investment of over US$200 million, the port started construction in June 2010 over an area of 41 hectares in Phu Huu Ward, District 9. The port can handle 2,000-TEU container ships and 36,000-DWT ships. In the first phase, the 600-meter pier is set for operation in the second quarter of next year.
Mr. Nguyen Van Chuyen – The President of ITC Group: “In order to have a modern seaport terminal, after scrutinizing all the manufacturer’s profiles, ITC decides to sign the business contract to buy Ship To Shore Cranes-STS from the Germany-based Kocks . These cranes are supposed to have the lifting scale of 40 tons , reaching scale of 13 rows. Besides that, we choose Cargotec, a Finland-based corporation for importing Kalmar Rubber Tire Gantry crane-RTG, with the lifting capacity up to 40 tons.”
The Signing Ceremony