New Video: ABB’s Automation in Action at LBCT


ABB has released a new video exploring the operations at LBCT in Long Beach, California, the first fully-automated terminal in the US.

ABB Ports has delivered automation to all the cranes in LBCT, including crane OCR for ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for automated container identification and detection of door direction.

The STS cranes have a lifting capacity of 130 tonnes and at the yard the automatic stacking cranes feature a gantry speed of 240 metres per minute.

In addition, the intermodal cranes in the on-dock rail yard are capable to operate over eight tracks.

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LBCT Pier E phase 1 opened for operation in April 2016.

Once all its phases are completed, LBCT’s berths will eventually run with 14 STS cranes, five intermodal yard cranes, and 70 automatic stacking cranes.

Berths 22 through to 26 have 4200 feet of wharf line and the deepest dredged dockside of any US Pacific Coast port.

ABB recently released another video on which the President of LBCT, Anthony Otto, articulated how LBCT became the most advanced and greenest terminal in the US.

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