Marine Link
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cargotec Bridges Automation Gap for Containers

February 28, 2012

Cargotec has expanded its portfolio with an automated lashing platform for fully automated quayside twistlock handling.

 

Under the terms of an exclusive global licensing agreement, Cargotec has assumed full responsibility for KALP GmbH's automated lashing platform products and services. The platforms will be rebranded under Cargotec's daughter brand Kalmar. Today, stevedores manually remove twistlocks during the discharge process and fix them during the load process. Cargotec can now bridge the automation gap between ship to shore cranes and horizontal transportation. The innovative automated lashing platform is the only fully automated coning and de-coning device on the market for use in ports. 
 
 

"Our objective is to make container handling as efficient as possible. Optimising the flow of containers in a terminal requires improved efficiency in all phases, from ship to truck. The system is designed for all marine container terminals seeking reduced costs, higher productivity and worker safety. By using automation to insert and remove semi automatic twistlocks on the quayside, the time for coning and de-coning is reduced from more than 20 to less than 1 second. When you save around 20 seconds per container, there is an obvious boost to productivity, especially when unloading ships with thousands of containers," says Frank Kho, Senior Vice President of Terminal Projects and Offerings, Cargotec.
 
 

A ship to shore crane places the container directly on the platform, which de-cones the twistlocks. Unlike other solutions on the market place, this system needs no external power and produces zero emissions. It can handle most twistlock types in everyday use. Other features include high capacity, with the capability to discharge and load all containers from a 14,000 TEU vessel, as well as remote control and optional communications integration with a terminal operating system (TOS).
 



 
Maritime Reporter Magazine Cover Nov 2016 - Workboat Edition

Maritime Reporter and Engineering News’ first edition was published in New York City in 1883 and became our flagship publication in 1939. It is the world’s largest audited circulation magazine serving the global maritime industry, delivering more insightful editorial and news to more industry decision makers than any other source.

Subscribe
Maritime Reporter E-News subscription

Maritime Reporter E-News is the subsea industry's largest circulation and most authoritative ENews Service, delivered to your Email three times per week

Subscribe for Maritime Reporter E-News