Hyster Europe has launched a brand new top lift laden container handler. The new Hyster H40-52XM-16CH series is available with either gantry style carriage or a dedicated carriage, both are equipped with full CANbus control and automatic locking twist locks. The spreader mounted underneath the gantry carriage is connected with four hangers and is available with mechanical pile slope or powered pile slope. Thanks to the powered pile slope, the spreader adapts better to containers on trailers or on uneven ground surfaces. The gantry carriage also allows a large side shift of 400 mm. The dedicated carriage option, an innovation created by Hyster, consists of a spreader mounted on the upper side. Its reduced weight compared to the gantry carriage reduces the front axle loading by approximately 7%. This helps to reduce tyre wear and therefore operating costs.
Designed for port applications, the small footprint of the Hyster H40-52XM-16CH series and its reduced turning radius allows for significant acceleration of container handling operations. In addition, its fuel tank with increased capacity reduces refuelling intervals and downtime. The new container handler stacks up to 6-high and makes first row handling faster in container block stacking applications and when shuttling containers.
“One of the key challenges for ports and terminals continues to be achieving efficiency in the face of growing demand,” explains Chris van Werdt, Product Strategy Manager EMEA Big Trucks of Hyster Europe. “This can be achieved through increased productivity and lowering operating costs, which the new Hyster Laden Container Handler is designed to deliver.”
The French manufacturer Gaussin Manugistique and its fully autonomous and electric AGV Performance 65t vehicle has been selected by the Singapore port operator to equip its future extension. A first order, consisting of 86 AGV Performance vehicles has been received by Gaussin’s Singapore partner: ST Engineering Land System. The port extension project, called Tuas Megaport, aims to double the infrastructure capacity of the Port of Singapore. A total of 2000 AVG will be needed for the first phase of the project.
Hyster Europe is currently developing a zero-emission reachstacker featuring a hydrogen fuel cell for the port of Valencia, as part of the European Horizon 2020 programme and H2Ports project.
“An on-board Hydrogen fuel cell will charge the battery on the forthcoming fully electric Hyster Reachstacker,” said Jan Willem van den Brand, Director Big Truck Product Strategy and Solutions at Hyster Europe. “As the first of its kind, we expect the new Hyster Reachstacker will be able to support continuous operations while providing zero emissions and achieving comparable full shift performance to a conventional IC reachstacker,” he added.
According to Hyster Europe noise levels will be low, and users can expect a reduction in energy costs. The company also expects reduced vehicle maintenance costs thanks to the elimination of the engine, transmission and other mechanical-driven components.
“Achieving zero emissions for container handling equipment at seaports is a substantial challenge.The highly demanding and varied duty cycles in these intense operations make battery recharging time a critical factor. These and other technical limitations have obstructed the electrification of container handlers or large lift trucks until now,” concluded van den Brand.
The new reachstacker is expected to enter operation in 2021 at the MSC Terminal Valencia (MSCTV) in Spain, where it will undergo thorough testing handling laden shipping containers alongside several existing reachstackers.
Kalmar has extended its collaboration with the global terminal operator DP World by placing a new order for 33 terminal tractors, three empty container handlers, three reach stackers and one forklift. The new fleet of Kalmar mobile equipment will serve DP World’s port at Posorja, the first deep-water port in Ecuador that is currently in its first phase of development. Once complete the terminal will feature a 480-metre berth and have an annual capacity of 750,000 TEU.
The new Kalmar mobile equipment will also be connected to the Kalmar Insight performance management and optimisation tool, which will provide personnel at DP World Posorja with a real-time view of the terminal’s productivity and performance.
The order delivery is scheduled to begin during the second quarter of 2019.
DP World has created a joint venture with the industrial engineering specialists SMS group with the aim to improve containers handling in ports. Originally developed by AMOVA, a subsidiary of the SMS group, this new high bay storage system continuously processes metal coils weighing up to 50 t in racks as high as 50 m. Instead of stacking containers directly on top of each other, which has been global standard practice for decades, the system places each container in an individual rack comportent. The containers are stored in an eleven-story rack, doubling its capacity compared to a conventional container terminal. This new system will be used for the first time at Jebel Ali Terminal 4, just in time for the Dubai Expo 2020 world fair.
Euroports Germany has recently taken a delivery of the first out of two Liebherr LHM 550 in order to increase the turnover at the multipurpose terminal in the Port of Rostock, Germany. Both cranes come in a two-rope configuration with a maximum lifting capacity of up to 144 tonnes and a maximum outreach of 54 metres. The difficult conditions at the Euroports pier were a challenge in the configuration process. Liebherr has found a custom-made solution with specially adapted double supporting pads in order to comply with the prescribed ground pressures.
Ordered in 2018, one of the two cranes was shipped fully assembled in mid-December from the Liebherr plant to the 500 metres distant pier of Euroports. The machines will be used for different applications like project cargo, bulk and containers.
In UAE, to build its container terminal in Khalifa Port named the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT), the port company Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) has chosen Konecranes to supply 54 Automated Rail Mounted Gantry cranes. The Finnish manufacturer has been already selected by ADT to deliver 52 ARMG cranes for the first phase of the KPCT in 2012. The machines have a lifting capacity of 40t and can stack one over six containers high. “Thirty of the cranes will be nine-wide, and twenty-four will be eleven wide,” added Konecranes company. The new order will be booked in the fourth quarter 2018.
Lorenzini & C.S.r.l. (Lorenzini) has placed an order for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 crane in the third quarter of 2018. The Mediterranean region’s largest mobile harbor crane will be delivered fully-erected and then commissioned on-site. Starting in January 2019, the diesel-exectric mobile harbor crane will be handling containers in Livorno, Italy. “The flexible crane meets the challenges presented by the new vessel sizes and types used by our partner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). Having the largest mobile harbor crane in the Mediterranean region is symbolic of how we are keeping one step ahead,” said Enio Lorenzini, President of Lorenzini & C.S.r.l.
Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales and Marketing Director of Konecranes’ Business Unit Mobile Harbor Cranes added, “with this large Model 8 crane, Lorenzini can handle containers across 22 rows and a very high on-deck stack height.”
In Ghana, the future Tema Port should be put into service on June 28th 2019. This port, initiated in 2004, will be the deepest sea port of the country. The Quay wall construction begun for MPS, the consortium gathering Bolloré Ports, Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority and APM Terminals. A trench has been dredged in the seabed 19m deep to receive the 74 caissons which will compose it. These concrete blocks, of 1000 cubic meters and 2600t each, are moved onto a floating dock by rolling them on inflatable air bags. Once on the platform, they are forwarded until the trench location. On the spot, the dock is sunk, which allows the caissons to float and to be transported until their final position with tugs. The last step consists in sinking the caisson and fill it with sand to solidify the framework and then cast the deck of the quay on top. The full article is coming in the next issue of the Move It Magazine !
After being tested extensively last summer in the Bolloré Ports of Pointe Noire terminal (Congo), the Gaussin group reported the conclusions of the 38t APM. Operational Expenditure (cost of energy, maintenance, files and workforce) compared to an equivalent diesel model gives very positive results, in terms of both power consumption, maintenance, autonomy (9 hours per 60 kWh pack), battery life as well as available rate. The overall assessment of the testing team of Bolloré Ports, based on 14 standards (comfort, accessibility, …), resulted with a score of 4,58 out of 5.
In the same time, Gaussin will achieve with Bolloré Ports the co-development of the 75t APM HE from the end of 2018. This new model will be available for sale from the beginning of 2019.