Cargotec for Maasvlakte II
By Alex Dahm05 July 2012
APM Terminals has selected Cargotec as the quay crane supplier for its Maasvlakte II shipping terminal expansion project in the Netherlands.
Cargotec will supply eight of its Kalmar super quay cranes and two barge quay cranes for the project in Rotterdam between December 2013 and December 2014. The two barge quay cranes will have an outreach of 36 metres.
The Monobox-type, Super Post Panamax quay cranes have an outreach of 25 containers and will have Bromma spreaders. The semi-automated cranes can handle two 40 foot or two 20 foot containers in one lift (twin lift and tandem lift capability). Additional features include a second trolley and a remote control, the combination of which will improve container handling productivity and safety, Cargotec said.
Frank Tazelaar, APM Terminals Maasvlakte II managing director, said, "We want to constantly improve productivity for our customers and safety for our employees so we designed the terminal using innovation and foresight. Automation - and the safety and efficiency gains it brings - is a key performance driver. The quay cranes selected represent an industry first - to be operated by remote control. Using two trolleys on quay cranes is also not common. Twin lift spreaders will yield better performance too."
Engineering is being done in Cargotec's Rotterdam office and the cranes will be manufactured at the company's facility in Nankong, China.