Global Ports Group continues to renew and upgrade the handling equipment in its terminal network in the North-West and the Russian Far East.
As part of the program, Petrolesport (PLP) and Liebherr Russland signed a contract for the manufacturing and supply of an LHM 550 mobile harbour crane. The new crane with a capacity of 144 tons will arrive at PLP berths in April 2020. The crane can be used in a hook, clamshell, crossbeam, magnet, spreader and tipping modes.
Petrolesport and the First Container Terminal started to receive new forklifts under the contracts that were signed in the autumn. Toyota Material Handling RUS and TopCraft will supply 25 Toyota and Sany forklifts with a capacity ranging from 1.5 to 33 tons to FCT, PLP and VSC. The first 10 forklifts have already arrived at the terminals, with the remainder to be delivered by February 2020.
As part of its equipment upgrade programme, in 2019 the First Container Terminal finished increasing the outreach of its two STS cranes to handle wider vessels and performed a full-range upgrade of electrical systems on two STS cranes.
In 2019, four Liebherr RTG cranes were relocated from Petrolesport in St Petersburg to Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company in Vostochny. The additional RTGs will enable VSC to improve performance.
Also, in 2020, VSC is to receive two new RMG cranes with a capacity of 50 tonnes. With these RMGs, the terminal will be able to increase the speed of handling and the height of container stacking to 6+1. In 2021, the terminal will receive two more RMGs.
As part of its development effort in 2019, Ust-Luga Container Terminal added two Liebherr wheeled front loaders, equipped with high-dump buckets, to its fleet. The company has also agreed to purchase an Uragan mobile vacuum loader to clean coal dust and spills from the driveways at the terminal. This will minimize the environmental impact of the handling operations at the ULCT’s coal yard. The machine is expected to be delivered to the port in spring 2020.