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Konecranes to deliver automated RTG systems to Yilport

Konecranes and Yilport announced that inked a contract for the delivery of automated RTG systems to three of Yilport’s European container ports. Specifically, the order was booked back in December 2019 and concerns the following container terminals: Yilport’s Gävle in Sweden, Liscont and Leixões in Portugal. 

Indonesian terminal receives automated RTG cranes

An Asia-Pacific container handling terminal is looking towards the future for ports, as it seeks to automate rubber-tyred gantry container handling systems to increase efficiency and safety benefits. Terminal Petikemas Semarang (TPKS) in Semarang, Central Java, extended the world’s first commercially operated fleet of Konecranes Automated Rubber Tyre Gantry cranes with nine new ARTGs.

North Carolina Ports adopts port equipment training simulator

North Carolina Ports received last month a new port equipment simulator to run training packs for Reach Stacker and Ship-to-Shore crane, as the need for efficient, cost-effective training becomes increasingly relevant, announced Montreal-based CM Labs Simulations. 

Navis boosts automation in Chinese terminal

Navis, a provider of operational technologies and services, announced that it provided 31 automated rail-mounted gantry cranes to Five Continents International Container Terminal (FICT), all of them already operating on its N4 terminal operating system. The retrofitting of the 31 automated RMGs was completed in a record time, with the intelligent equipment going live on April 30, 2019.

Watch: First ever 3D printed crane hook for offshore vessel

Huisman informed that it delivered the first ever class certified, 3D-printed crane hooks. The 3D-printed hooks were certified following load testing at more than double their safe working load. The hooks are certified for offshore use based on ABS standards. The OOS Serooskerke will be the first ship to have a 3D-printed crane hook installed.

Technological developments: An overview of future autonomous crane operations

During the 2019 SMART4SEA Conference, Athena Kanellatou, Regional Director Mediterranean, Macgregor, and Stefanos Spiriounis, Sales Engineer, Global Lifecycle Support, Macgregor shared the company’s experience on intelligent cargo handling for bulk ships, which are already available to enable safer working conditions and smoother operations.

Khalifa Port to receive 54 automated cranes

Abu Dhabi Terminals selected Konecranes to supply an Automated Stacking Crane system for the second phase of the building of its container terminal in Khalifa Port, namely the Khalifa Port Container Terminal. The order includes 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry cranes. 

Shipping needs more intelligence to tackle current challenges

In an exclusive interview with SAFETY4SEA during SMM 2018, Mr. Michel van Roozendaal, President, MacGregor explains that the only way to take away inefficiencies from the industry is embrace technological developments and bring in more intelligence.

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