The Lift-AGVs (L-AGVs) are for SIPG’s Yangshan Phase-4 development, a large terminal that will have 26 STS cranes on 2,850m of quay and 120 Automated Stacking Cranes on 61 yard blocks when fully built.
The L-AGV’s will have a 60t capacity for twinlift operations. They will support the first stage of Yangshan Phase -4, which features 10 STS cranes and 15 ASC yard blocks, oriented perpendicular to the quay. SIPG has opted for a swappable battery system, and ZPMC will supply its own battery exchange station.
The contract is ZPMC's fourth for AGVs. It has delivered four to PSA in Singapore and 18 to Xiamen Ocean Gate Terminal in Xiamen, and has an oder for 38 AGVs for the new Qingdao Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCT).
The company is also in the running for an order 20 L-AGVs from PSA Singapore, which may have been increased to 22 machines. On 19 January Gaussin Manugistique disclosed in a stock market release that it was attending a “commercial negotiation” in Singapore, along with its partner for this project, the special vehicles division of CIMC, on 20 January.