The arrival of two new Super Quay Cranes at APM Terminals Maasvlakte II in Rotterdam has marked the start of a plan to increase capacity by more than 20 per cent by 2019.
The new cranes offer the same functionality as the terminal’s existing eight cranes on the deep-sea quay: high-speed, remote-control, double-trolley SQCs with twin and tandem capabilities.
Once the cranes are operational they will contribute to much needed capacity to help meet customers’ growing requirements. After full commissioning, the terminal will be able to service two Triple-E vessels simultaneously, with 5 Super Quay Cranes each.
The combination of these two additional cranes and continuous efficiency improvements will enable the terminal to increase volumes by more than 20 per cent in 2019, said a release.
Terminal facilities in 2019
* 1 km of deep-sea quayside
* With 10 SQCs, remotely-controlled, capable of servicing the largest Triple-E size vessels
* 500 m of barge quayside, with 3 QCs
* 800 m of rail track operated by 2 Rail Cranes
* 54 Automated Rail Gantry Cranes
* 72 Lift Automated Guided Vehicles
* 860,000m2 terminal area