Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company, part of Global Ports group, has completed the modernization of two container storage yards with a total area of 18,000 sq. m. As a result, the yard capacity for stacking containers in these areas has doubled from three to six tiers. By increasing the yard capacity and upgrading equipment VSC expects to substantially increase its throughput.
The renovation of the crane tracks and replacement of the utilities and power supply systems took seven months. A new fitting surface for the operational areas was put in place, consisting of special square pedestals designed to withstand load of containers stacked in six tiers.
In 2021, two new RMG cranes will be installed in these areas with the stacking height of 6+1, which allow the capacity of the areas to double from 1.3 thousand TEU to 2.7 thousand TEU.
In 2020, VSC carried out a similar reconstruction of more than 18,000 sq. m of the yard in the area of berth 6, where two new RMG cranes were also installed. This made it possible to double the capacity of the area from 1.43 thousand TEU to 2.7 thousand TEU.
The reconstruction works have increased the total capacity of VSC’s yard to 25,000 TEU.
Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company has been implementing its operating facility upgrade programme since 2019, which includes the reconstruction of storage areas and creation of universal infrastructure, in combination with a handling equipment upgrade. The increased capacity in the container yards will enable VSC to significantly increase its capacity and throughput.