Is Yard Automation Getting Easier?



Hans Cederqvist, Manager, Business Development, ABB AB Crane Systems, Västerås, Sweden



ABB, formerly ASEA, has been actively supplying cranes and related equipment for over 100 years and has delivered electrical and automation equipment to more than 1,200 cranes of all types and in all parts of the world.

ABB has and will supply automation and electrical equipment to a number of demanding automation projects, such as CTA, Hamburg, Euromax/Rotterdam, Hanjin and PNC in Korea and Kaohsiung and TPCT in Taiwan.

Close to 200 automatic RMGs around the world are operating with electrical and automation equipment supplied by ABB. Another 150 are in various stages of project execution or commissioning.

ABB has extensive experience from working with a number of different crane manufacturers and TOS suppliers, and recent RMGs have been manufactured by ZPMC in Shanghai. Our focus is on utilising proven, but at the same time, stateof-the-art technology to facilitate safe, cost-effective and highly productive handling of containers for terminal operators…

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