Successful Installation of Crane Rails for Leading Port Terminal

Successful Installation of Crane Rails for Leading Port Terminal

MHE-Demag Vietnam Undertakes its first crane rail installation in a port.

Successful installation of MHE-Demag Gantrail Crane Rails
Successful installation of MHE-Demag Gantrail Crane Rails

Hutchison Port Holdings is one of the world’s leading port terminal operators with 51 terminals around the globe. In 2009, MHE-Demag Vietnam (MDV) was selected by Hutchison Port Holdings to supply and install 1400m of Gantrail crane rail for the new Saigon International Terminal Vietnam (SITV) in the Phu My area, around 80km Southeast of Ho Chi Minh City. The project was worth US$ 800,000,00 and was completed successfully in August 2010.

The Gantrail crane rails were installed close to the quay and laid out to allow container cranes (ship-to-shore cranes) to move sideways along the quay. Each container crane weighs around 1000t, imposing enormous pressure on the rails, especially when in motion. This was the first ever crane rail installation in a port by the MDV team, and the entire project took over a year to complete.

In August 2010, the installation was completed with six container cranes operating on the rails.


About MHE-Demag

Established since 1972, MHE-Demag is the name for material handling. We engineer, manufacture and maintain a comprehensive range of industrial cranes and hoists, warehousing equipment such as lift trucks and dock levellers, aerial work platforms, building maintenance units for safe working at heights, compact construction equipment, as well as automated car parking systems. Our customised solutions serve a wide range of industries from general manufacturing to aerospace, covering a broad customer base.  

MHE-Demag is headquartered in Singapore and operates within its close-knit regional network in Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Thailand and Vietnam, among others. With a dedicated workforce of more than 1,700 well trained staff, our operation is supported by 12 manufacturing facilities and more than 70 strategically located branches in the region.

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