SANY has signed a contract for the sales of big port machinery worth 10 million USD. This has been the first order for SANY's big port machinery in the Middle East region.
The order covers one STS and 3 RMGs, which are to be used at the RSGT Port in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The RSGT port was near the Red Sea, about 120 kilometers away from Mecca and covering an area of 500,000 square meters. The port was put into operation at the end of 2009 and is the largest container port in the port in Jeddah.
As this has been the first time the big port machinery produced by SANY sold to the Middle East Region, the customer was extremely cautious with this purchase. In July 2012, the general manager of RSGT paid a visit to the Jianxiang Port in Guangzhou, China, to see the safe and efficient performance of SANY's big port machinery. He gave high praise to SANY’s products and expressed the intention to purchase.
According to Zhongyin Li, Chairman of SANY Port Machinery, currently the Saudi market has over 100 units of big port machinery, including reach stackers, empty container handlers, and heavy forklifts, which serve ports in Jubail, Dammam in East Saudi Arabia and Jeddah and Yanbu as well as storage yard in their vicinity. In the last two years, SANY’s port machinery is gathering momentum in the Middle East and it is expected to become the number one brand there.