SAGT commissions a New Reach stacker

South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd (SAGT), Sri Lanka’s first Public Private Partnership (PPP) container terminal commissioned a new Reach Stacker (RS) recently enhancing its total RS fleet.

The new RS boosts SAGT’s yard container handling capability with load capacity of 45 tonnes per lift. The timely investment of the RS allows for SAGT to better handle containers during times of high yard density resulting from the post-pandemic global trade landscape.

Equipped with modern technology, the RS has an inbuilt fire suppression system for diesel engine and hydraulics compartments, a central greasing system & reduce steering. The new RS also provides flexibility of over height frame handling enabling improved operational advantages.

A reverse warning function and a reversing camera; provide greater visibility and audible notifications to the driver and safety during operations. A safe load handling system controls and maintains speed within identified safe operating zone based on the load handled.

The start/ stop function will automatically activate and deactivate the engine based on idle time and or the ineffective operation of the engine, gearbox or brakes. This function allows for optimal use of the machine, less breakdowns and repairs and decrease in fuel consumption. Efficient fuel consumption supports SAGT’s objective of minimalizing its carbon footprint and driving a sustainable business.

Commenting on the commissioning of the new RS, Chief Operating Officer Upul Jinadasa said “This investment demonstrates SAGT’s continued commitment to improving operational productivity for greater customer service and driving greener environmental operations.  We are confident that the features of the new RS will assist us to gain a competitive advantage through better yard efficiency and in turn improving our quay side productivity.”

South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) is the first Public Private Partnership container terminal in Sri Lanka (with approximately 60% Sri Lankan shareholding) and commenced operations in 1999, launching the Port of Colombo as global trade’s preeminent gateway hub to South Asia. Today, the terminal is one of three operators in the Port of Colombo and continues to offer the international container shipping community a competitive best in class service. SAGT is a Board of Investment flagship company whose shareholders include – John Keells Holdings, Maersk/APM Terminals, SLPA and Evergreen Marine Corporation.

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