Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company has commissioned two new RMG cranes. The cranes manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co Ltd (ZPMC) have a capacity of 50 tons and a span of 32 metres span each, which will allow of stacking containers 14 rows and doubling the tier capacity up to six tiers.
The equipment has been put into operation in the storage yard, where crane tracks and associated infrastructure were already been renovated and a new fitting surface, consisting of special square pedestals designed to withstand the load of containers stacked in six tiers was put in place.
Aleksey Pavlenko, Managing Director of VSC, noted: “The commissioning of these two new RMG cranes was the final stage of the project for the reconstruction of yard areas in zone 6-1, which allowed us to double the container area capacity from 1 432 to 2 716 TEU and increase the total storage capacity of VSC to 25 thousand TEU”.
As part of the next stage of VSC’s operating facility upgrade programme, two similar RMG rail-type gantry cranes with 6+1 storage height are to be installed in the land side of berths No5-6 in 2021. The equipment has already been purchased and the crane rails are now being rebuilt for the installation. The total area of the new cargo storage yard will be 38,000 square metres.