Super Post-Panamax Cranes en Route to APMT Tangier

 12 Jan 2018 11.23am

Three fully-automated ship-to-shore (STS) cranes are set to reach the new APM Terminals MedPort Tangier, Morocco terminal on February 15, 2018, as part of an upgrade to give it an annual container throughput capacity of five million TEU by 2019.

They have been manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai and will be able to accommodate 20,000 TEU vessels.

APMT’s three new cranes are part of an order of 12 cranes for the new deep-water terminal at the Tanger- Med II port complex, scheduled to become operational in 2019.

Read a technical paper about the importance of the TangerMed I port for the kingdom of Morocco and the rest of the region

The complex will be equipped with both conventional and fully-automated operations and an automated truck gate system.

AMP Terminals will operate the cranes remotely at an office building near the quay.

The cranes will also feature a second trolley, as well as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology.

OCR enables for the conversion of different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files or images captured by a digital camera, into editable and searchable data.

Dennis Olesen, Managing Director, APM Terminals MedPort Tangier, said: “Our goal is to use proven technology to create high productivity for our clients on one of the world’s most strategically important trade lanes on the Strait of Gibraltar.”

Read more: World-leading spreader provider Bromma has received a major order consisting of 36 all-electric YSX45E spreaders from Kuenz for their delivery of automated stacking cranes to APMT’s Tangier-Med 2 container terminal

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