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Kuenz Delivers All 42 Cranes To APM Terminals, Tanger Med

Kuenz delivers all 42 cranes to APM Terminals, Tanger Med

Tanger Med, Morocco (PortSEurope) July 10, 2020 – Kuenz GmbH, the Austria-based crane manufacturer, has delivered a total of 42 cranes to APM Terminals, a subsidiary of Maersk Group, located at the Moroccan port of Tanger Med on the Mediterranean coastline. The contract was signed in 2016 for 42 automated stacking cranes (ASC) which were delivered in two phases, with the terminal becoming operational in
June 2019. The Kuenz fully-automated ASCs have handled 1 million TEU. “The main reason for the latest success in Tanger was the high satisfaction of the customer with the cranes in Rotterdam,” said Guenter Bischof, CEO of Kuenz. APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is a Greenfield project, similar to the Port of Rotterdam. Kuenz also developed a completely new concept for on-site assembly, enabling the complete assembly of five cranes within a 3-day timespan At the terminal, all incoming and outgoing containers are temporarily stored before being loaded onto trucks or other vessels for further transport. The “stacking area” in Tanger Med is organized into 21 storage blocks, with each block being operated by two fully automated Kuenz ASC’s.A Siemens Block Management System (BMS) is the link between the TOS and the crane. Operations at APM Terminals MedPort Tangier were officially launched in June 2019. Built utilizing the latest technology and with an investment of more than $800 million, the facility, located at the Tanger Med 2 port complex, is designed, constructed and operated by APM Terminals.  It will serve as a transshipment hub for Maersk Line and its alliance partners and help improve global supply chain performance by attracting more vessel calls and creating more routing options. With an annual capacity of 5 million TEUs, the terminal complements the existing APM Terminals Tangier facility located at the Tanger Med 1 port complex. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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