Global Ports Relocates E-RTGs to Port with Growing Performance
Global Ports Investments PLC has relocated six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (E-RTG) manufactured by Konecranes from Ust-Luga Container Terminal, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland, 100 km west off St Petersburg to First Container Terminal . The redistribution will ensure optimal use of the Group’s equipment, taking into account the current volume and direction of freight traffic at specific terminals, while providing a consistent high quality of service.
First Container Terminal (FCT) is one of the largest Russian terminals by capacity and the first dedicated container terminal of its kind. It is located in the Big Port of Saint Petersburg.
Each of the relocated cranes has a lifting capacity of 50.8 tonnes under the spreader and can handle 7+1 rows of containers and stacks of 5+1 containers. The relocated equipment will add to 12 existing RTG cranes at FCT, increasing site capacity, lowering operating costs and mitigating environmental impact through the use of more efficient equipment. The equipment will be put into operation after commissioning, final installation, power supply connection, crane adjustment and obtaining a permit from Rostekhnadzor.
Five E-RTG cranes remain in operation at Ust-Luga to ensure the continued smooth and efficient handling of containers arriving at the terminal. The transfer of the E-RTG cranes from ULCT to FCT was carried out by relocation specialists from FESCO Transportation Group, with the direct transportation of the cranes carried out over nine days and the total project implementation taking 2.5 months.
Global Ports’ network of terminals operating in the key sea basins of Russia allows the Group to respond promptly and effectively to market demand and redistribute specialised equipment between terminals.
Source Global Ports