APM Terminals MedPort Tangier in Morocco has welcomed three remotely controlled ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, designed to handle 22,000 TEU vessels.
According to the terminal operator, the three cranes represent the world’s largest double trolley STS cranes which weigh 2,500 metric tons, have a height of 144 meters when boomed up, an outreach of 72 meters with twin-lift/tandem lift capability.
“These cranes use digital technology to ensure the most efficiency during their movements. This will help us to deliver increased productivity throughout the process from lifting a container box off the ship, until it is delivered to its stack in the yard, and vice-versa,” Dennis Olesen, Managing Director, APM Terminals MedPort Tangier, said.
The terminal operator ordered the twelve cranes as well as thirty-two Automated Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes (ARMGs) for the MedPort Tangier facility in 2016.
Set to open in 2019, the terminal, which will serve as a transshipment hub for Maersk Line and its alliance partners, is expected to help improve global supply chain performance by attracting more vessel calls and creating more routing options.
“Maersk Line commissioned APM Terminals to build and operate APM Terminals MedPort Tangier so we are designing it around the customer by integrating operational excellence, the most modern cargo handling equipment and an ideal location for connecting global supply chains. This creates the necessary port capacity for the future. Equally important, this port creates another wave of future investment momentum in Morocco as a business and trade center,” Keith Svendsen, Chief Operating Officer of APM Terminals, commented.
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