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Nedcargo Invests in Kuenz Cranes

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Nedcargo, a parent company of Alpherium, has placed an order for a new Kuenz rail mounted gantry crane for its inland terminal at Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands.

The new crane will have a rail span of 60 meters and two cantilevers of 16 meters each. 40 tonne high cube containers can be stacked up to 4 high (1 over 4)

Nedcargo handles approximately 170,000 TEU at Alphen aan den Rijn, and the company is growing; the new cranes will replace two older ones.

Bert van Grieken, Multimodal Director at Nedcargo, said: “The new crane is faster, more silent, stronger, more energy efficient and requires less maintenance than the existing cranes.

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“Thanks to higher handling speed combined with greater reliability, we are increasing the capacity of the terminal, enabling us to handle more containers.

“We will also be making an important step in reducing CO2 emissions by making less use of heavy terminal equipment. Instead, we will be handling more moves with a crane that will be powered by green electricity.”

Thomas Zeh, Sales Manager Benelux at Kuenz, said: “In a near future, we expect that inland terminals in Benelux will take profit from ports congestions and container volume growth mainly due to Maasvlakte II, another terminal operating with 48 Kuenz Automated Stacking Cranes.”

Vincent Pelletier, Area Sales Manager at Kuenz, said: “We are delighted to deliver this new crane to Nedcargo. It features the Kuenz patented directional travelling unit for longer rail and wheel lifetime as well as the aerodynamic single girder for less wind resistance and lower operation costs.

“After van Berkel in Veghel, Nedcargo is the second company in the Netherlands that puts confidence in Kuenz and its innovative crane design.”

In June, 2016 PTI visited TOC Europe 2016 in Hamburg and spoken to some key figures regarding the latest trends in the port and terminal industry, as well as adventuring around the conference centre to see some of the latest innovative technology on display.

For more information on products visit the Hans Kuenz supplier directory here.

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