ArcelorMittal crane rails in Sri Lanka’s largest port
From port and terminal projects to giant cranes, ArcelorMittal crane rails are used in many applications and are present in ports in all continents.
ArcelorMittal Europe – Long Products contributed to new terminal project in the city of Colombo by supplying MRS87A, grade 90, crane rails from its Rails & Special Sections mill in Rodange, Luxembourg. These rails are also with a high protective coating (C5level) to protect the rails against corrosion, reaching protective level and maintaining their technical specifications.
China’s Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company (ZPMC) Ltd has won the tender to supply 12 giant cranes and 40 rail mounted automatic gantry cranes for the new port. Consequently, ArcelorMittal also supplied A75 crane rails to equip the ZPMC’s STS cranes used for the terminal.
ArcelorMittal is a key supplier and partner of this project thanks to our ability to offer full solutions through our product range and steel grades. “This was possible thanks to the great collaboration between the mill and all commercial teams, which allowed us to achieve good results and meet customer’s requirements”, concludes Frédéric Goujon, product manager crane, grooved and light rails.
ArcelorMittal is working closely with customers to develop with them new or specific rails and products according to their needs and keeping an important production flexibility.
Colombo port new container terminal
Colombo is the largest port in Sri Lanka and handles 90% of the country’s seaborne goods, a prominent container port on the east-west sea route in South Asia. The new East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Port of Colombo will have a 1,320m long and 75 hectares of container stacking yard including connected services required to operate as a modern container terminal. The entire project is slated for completion in 2025.
The road network has planned for efficient traffic movement for the warehouse operation as well as for the rail loading. The yard area has been planned with a container stacking arrangement with loading and unloading facility to the rail wagons. Once established this would serve as the interchange point between the road and the rail to serve the terminals of Port of Colombo.
Photo credit: Sri Lanka Ports Authority