The Global Ports Group will renew and upgrade the handling equipment at its terminal network in the North-West and the Russian Far East, in order to increase the effectiveness of its cargo handling capabilities.
Under the program Petrolesport (PLP), one of Global Ports’ terminals, and Liebherr Russland, signed a contract for the manufacturing and supply of an LHM 550 mobile harbour crane. The new crane with a capacity of 144 tonnes will arrive at PLP’s berths in April 2020. LHM 550 can operate in a port environment, and is able to provide a port with advantages in terms of speed and efficiency of handling all types of cargo.
Petrolesport and the First Container Terminal started to receive new forklifts under the contracts that were signed in the autumn, with a capacity ranging from 1.5 to 33 tonnes. The first 10 forklifts have already arrived at the terminals, with the remainder to be delivered by February 2020.
As part of its equipment upgrade programme, in 2019 the First Container Terminal finished increasing the outreach of two STS cranes to handle wider vessels and performed a full-range upgrade of electrical systems on two STS cranes.
Four Liebherr RTG cranes were also relocated from Petrolesport in St Petersburg to Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in Wrangel. The additional RTGs will enable VSC to increase cargo handling velocity and efficiency.
Also, in 2020, Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company will receive two new RMG cranes with a capacity of 50 tonnes. With these RMGs, the terminal will increase the speed of handling and the height of container stacking to 6+1. In 2021, the terminal will receive two more RMGs.