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Post Panama Rail Mounted Quay Cranes opened at Visakhapatnam Port

Post Panama Rail Mounted Quay Cranes opened at Visakhapatnam Port
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Another new advanced new facility the most advanced new Post Panama rail mounted Quay cranes have been constructed in the Visakhapatnam Port...

Another new advanced new facility the most advanced new Post Panama rail mounted Quay cranes have been constructed in the Visakhapatnam Port. Visakhapatnam Container Terminal Private Limited (VCTPL) has procured two Post Panamax Quay cranes at a cost of Rs 150 crore, and four rubber tire gantry cranes from ZPMC, China to meet the increased container traffic requirements of the region.

An agreement with ZPMC was signed on March 2, 2017, and the cranes were delivered by last February and commissioned in a record time of 12 months from placing the order to handover.

The Quay cranes are capable of handling 41 tons on a vessel of 18 across (approx. 10000- 12000 TEUs capacity vessel). It is capable of delivering a high productivity of 27 to 30 moves per hour in a very safe manner with the inclusion of latest safety features. The cranes can also connect with twin twenty feet lifting spreader to increase productivity while handling empty containers.

Capturing container number automatically using OCR cameras, can also detect damaged containers, vessel profiling system is unique and possibly one of the first in India which contributes to increased productivity and reduces operational risks of collision are special features of the equipment. Equipped with energy efficient lights, efficient use of regenerative power by intelligent drives and energy chains used for cables to prevent damages in high wind condition are also highlights of the facility.

With the inclusion of the additional equipment the terminal has been able to handle about 42,000 TEUs per month, the VPT said on Friday.

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