Port of Koper steps up expansion with RMG installation

The Port of Koper installs new RMG

The Port of Koper has received and installed a new Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG) at the Koper Container Terminal, taking its new fleet to four as it looks to improve productivity and efficiency.

In a statement, the Port said the new equipment will further increase productivity levels on train operations. The four RMGs can operate on five terminal sidings simultaneously, covering the whole 700 meters of length. We have been using such type of RMGs since 2017.

Koper Container terminal has one of the highest railway modal splits in Europe, with 52% of the containers transported by train. More than 25 logistic and industrial centers across Central and Eastern Europe are served from Koper.

The Port claims it can handle from 24 to 28 trainsets and the new achievement, together with other investments, is bringing the capacity to 32 trains daily.

Each RMG weighs 300 tons and is electrically powered, which allows quiet operation and no direct gas emissions. It is also equipped with advanced crane operator assistance systems for improved safety and comfort.

The new RMG cranes will contribute to the Port’s expansion project, designed to increase capacity to 1.5 million TEU.

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