Cádiz, Spain (PortSEurope) November 15, 2017 – Cádiz port authority (Autoridad Portuaria Bahía de Cádiz) has said company Compañía Gaditana de Contenedores S.A. (Concasa) has acquired a STS portainer crane for the Reina Sofía container terminal.
The crane is of the post-Panamax type with 42 metres of height above the sea, 16.78 metres of width between legs and 45 tonnes of lifting capacity. The new crane, with high voltage power supply, will have the highest capacity in the terminal and will reduce the time for the handling of large container vessels by 50%, the port authority said.
The current cranes of Concasa can handle containers in ships of up to 13 sleeve units. Now, the figure will be increased to 17. Likewise, this crane has increased the lifting capacity by five tones, going from 40 tonnes to 45 tonnes. In addition, it increases the loading and unloading speed by 30%.
Concasa has invested almost €3 million ($3.5 million) in the acquisition of the crane.
Source: Europa Press
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