APM Terminals orders Cargotec quay cranes for Maasvlakte II terminal
Cargotec to supply eight Kalmar super quay cranes and two Kalmar barge quay cranes to APM Terminals new Rotterdam box facility
Cargotec has been selected as the quay crane supplier for APM Terminals Maasvlakte II currently under construction at the Port of Rotterdam.
Cargotec will supply eight Kalmar super quay cranes and two Kalmar barge quay cranes to the APM Terminals Maasvlakte II expansion project between December 2013 and December 2014.
Cargotec’s Kalmar Monobox-type, Super Post Panamax quay cranes have an outreach of 25 containers with Bromma spreaders.
The cranes are semi-automated and capable of handling 2 x 40 foot or 2 x 20 foot containers in one lift (twin-lift and tandem-lift capability).
Each crane is also equipped with various additional features including second trolley and remote control, which, according to APM Terminals, when combined will lead to significant improvements in container handling productivity and safety.
The two barge quay cranes will have an outreach of 36 meters.
“We want to constantly improve productivity for our customers and safety for our employees so we designed the terminal using innovation and foresight for the future,” said Managing Director of APM Terminals Maasvlakte II, Frank Tazelaar.
“The quay cranes selected represent an industry first – to be operated by remote control. Using two trolleys on quay cranes is also not common. Twin lift spreaders will yield better performance too”.
The cranes are being engineered in Cargotec’s Netherlands office in Rotterdam, and were manufactured at Cargotec’s facility in Nankong, China.
Civil construction works at APM Terminals Maasvlakte II are planned to start in June 2012.
Maasvlakte II is scheduled to open for commercial operations in November 2014.
APM Terminals has also announced this week that it has signed a lease agreement for a new world headquarters at the De Kroon office building in The Hague.
The company will lease 3,500 m² office space for an initial duration of ten years, with occupancy set for Q4 2012.
Since 2004, APM Terminals world headquarters has been located in The Hague at Anna van Sakensenlaan 71.