DP World inaugurates super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes in Chile

17 November 2022

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DP World, the global end-to-end logistics solutions provider, has inaugurated two super post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at its Lirquén terminal in Chile, according to reports.

The two new cranes are powered by renewable energy, with DP World saying they will help increase port productivity by 30% and reduce the operational carbon footprint by 11%.

The cranes will enable DP World to service ships with up to 22 rows.

Michael Spoerer, general manager of DP World Lirquén, said: “DP World’s Lirquén terminal is now poised to support additional economic activity through the port, expanding the world’s access to Chilean exports.

“This investment… brings two of the most modern cranes in the world to our facility. As demand for goods increases across the region, we now have the capacity to handle the region’s largest vessels in the most sustainable manner.”

The new cranes will support DP World’s commitment to a clean energy future, writes BusinessWire. DP World’s operations in Chile, through its terminals DP World Lirquén and DP World San Antonio, recently renewed its certification as the first port operator in South America to use 100% renewable energy, confirming, the company said, its global commitment to be carbon-neutral by 2050 and its leadership as a sustainable logistics operator.

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