April 8 - The specialist Chinese heavy lift vessel, Zhen Hua 23 is scehduled to enter Durban harbour on Friday morning loaded with two rail mounted gantry cranes for the South African port's Pier 1 rail terminal.

The two cranes have been made by the Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) and will be used at the new Pier 1 rail sliding in the transfer of containers between road vehicles and rail wagons, and should speed up existing processes at the port.

HLPFI understands that extensive communication has taken place between ZPMC, Transnet Port Terminals and Transnet National Ports Authority to obtain permission for Zhen Hua 23 to enter the port.