Published: 2018-03-26

MedPort Tangier gears up with STSes

Ports & terminals MedPort Tangier gears up with STSes

Photo: APM Terminals

What's said to be the world's largest ship-to-shore (STS) cranes have arrived at the MedPort Tangier, a container handling facility set to join the APM Terminals family in 2019.

Each of the weighing 2.5t double trolley remote-controlled STSes is 144 m tall when boomed up. The 72 m outreach with twin-lift/tandem lift capability will make it possible to serve container ships of 22k+ TEU capacity.

"These cranes use digital technology to ensure the most efficiency during their movements. This will help us to deliver increased productivity throughout the process from lifting a container box off the ship, until it is delivered to its stack in the yard, and vice-versa," Dennis Olesen, Managing Director, APM Terminals MedPort Tangier, said.

Keith Svendsen, Chief Operating Officer, APM Terminals, added, "Maersk Line commissioned APM Terminals to build and operate APM Terminals MedPort Tangier so we are designing it around the customer by integrating operational excellence, the most modern cargo handling equipment and an ideal location for connecting global supply chains. This creates the necessary port capacity for the future. Equally important, this port creates another wave of future investment momentum in Morocco as a business and trade center."

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