DP World's Yarimca Container Terminal in Turkey is upgrading two of its Konecranes' Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to test the capabilities of remote operations.
The new improvement involves the installation of two Remote Operating Stations (ROS).
Yarimca's Konecranes RTG cranes are electrically powered by cable reel systems. They are already equipped with safety-enhancing and operator-assisting features, such as stack collision prevention, trailer lift prevention, auto-truck guiding and auto-positioning, as well as auto-TOS reporting.
The upgraded RTGs will be remotely operated from two ROSes and are scheduled to be operational at the beginning of next year.
"I am pleased to receive this opportunity to field-test remote operation with two of the Konecranes RTGs in the DP World fleet. Together, we will test the remote operation concept, studying the performance of the remotely operated RTGs versus the manned RTGs in the container yard as they carry out work cycles in everyday operating conditions," Antoine Bosquet, Sales Director Region EMEA, Port Solutions, Konecranes, said.
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