Global Ports’ Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company has upgraded a more than 18,000 sq. m storage yard in the area of Berth 6 thus achieving another milestone of its container terminal reconstruction program.
To increase the yard capacity utilisation factor in the 6-1 area the company had 592 m of crane track renovated with the utilities and power supply system replaced.
Also, there is a new fitting surface on the yard – special square pedestals designed to withstand load of containers stacked in six tiers (with only three tiers possible before).
By the end of 2020 two new rail mounted gantry cranes (RMG) will be installed in the area with the stacking height of 6+1.
At the same time VSC launched similar reconstruction projects of two more yards with a total area of over 38,000 sq. m, located in the landside area of berths 5-6. It is to be completed in 2021.
Currently containers in this area are handled by two RMGs with the stacking height of 3+1. After the infrastructure upgrade there will also be two new RMGs installed in the yard with the stacking height of 6+1.
Reconstruction of storage space and creation of universal infrastructure in combination with a handling equipment upgrade are part of the VSC’s operating facility upgrade program. Increased capacity of container yards will allow of increasing throughput and productivity of the terminal.