Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC), a subsidiary of the Global Ports group, has completed the modernisation of two container storage yards with a total area of 18,000sqm as part of its goal to increase container throughput.
In a statement, Global Ports said the yard capacity for the stacking of containers in the relevant areas has doubled from three to six tiers.
The renovation of the crane tracks and replacement of the utilities and power supply systems took seven months, the company said. A new fitting surface for the operational areas was put in place, consisting of special square pedestals designed to withstand containers stacked in six tiers.
In 2021, two new RMG cranes will be installed in these areas with the stacking height of 6+1, which allow the capacity of the areas to double from 1.3 thousand TEU to 2.7 thousand TEU, the company explained.
In 2020, VSC carried out a similar reconstruction of more than 18,000sqm of the yard in the area of berth six, where two new RMG cranes were also installed. This made it possible to double the capacity of the area from 1.43 thousand TEU to 2.7 thousand TEU.
The reconstruction works have increased the total capacity of VSC’s yard to 25,000 TEU.
“Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company has been implementing its operating facility upgrade programme since 2019, which includes the reconstruction of storage areas and creation of universal infrastructure, in combination with a handling equipment upgrade,” a statement read.
“The increased capacity in the container yards will enable VSC to significantly increase its capacity and throughput.”