Tangier, Morocco (PortSEurope) January 12, 2018 – APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is set to receive the first three, of a total of 12 advanced remote-controlled ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, from Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC) in Shanghai, China.
The super post-Panamax cranes can accommodate 20,000 TEU vessels, giving the facility an annual container throughput capacity of five million TEUs. “Our goal is to use proven technology to create high-productivity for clients on one of the world’s most strategically important trade lanes on the Strait of Gibraltar,” said APM Terminals MedPort Tangier Managing Director Dennis Olesen.
Scheduled to become operational in 2019, the new deep-water terminal at the Tanger-Med II port complex will be equipped with both conventional and fully-automated operations and an automated truck gate system. The STS cranes will be fully automated, including a remote crane operator safely located in an office building near the quay, and will feature a second trolley, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to provide maximum efficiency and productivity for APM Terminals’ liner customers.
Source: APM Terminals
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