The Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC) has brought two new reachstackers into operation as part of its operating facilities upgrade program.
The machinery has a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes and will be used to handle containers on railway platforms, as well as in yard operations. The technical specifications of the vehicles make it possible to stack containers up to five tiers high.
The new reach stackers will add to the terminal’s current fleet of seven reach stackers.
“Expanding the handling equipment fleet allows the terminal to operate at higher speeds both at the railway front and at the yard and minimizes downtime due to the need for repair work,” said Ilya Dolgiy, the Managing Director of VSC.
In January, Global Ports announced it was installing two new Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbor cranes at VSC.
The cranes, with a lifting capacity of 144 tonnes and a maximum outreach of 54 metres each, will be manufactured for Global Ports at Liebherr’s plant in Rostock (Germany) and delivered pre-assembled to VSC by sea.
Under the group’s contract with Liebherr-Russland, the equipment is scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter of 2022.