Automated Container Crane for TraPac Rail Terminal
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Pres. Takao Tanaka) has received an order for two automated container cranes for railroad terminal from TraPac, Inc.. which is Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.’s U.S. affiliated company, through MES’s U.S. affiliated company, PACECO Corp.
At the container terminal that TraPac Inc. operates in Port of Los Angeles, is now being constructed for extension and alongside that, the automation of container handling equipments is being carried on as well. The automated container crane that MES has received this time is going to be located at the railroad terminal in the same container terminal. The new crane can load and discharge containers that have been delivered by automated carrier vehicle on the railroad wagon from the quay under the crane. The crane’s loading operation will be carried out automatically from the host system’s commands and can be remotely controlled by looking at the TV camera monitor if necessary.
Ever since the 1990s, many automated container terminals have been built globally but TraPac in Port of Los Angeles will be the first terminal in the U.S.’ west coast. By deploying this crane; from the quay under the crane to the railroad yard, MES anticipate to make contribution in constructing a consistent automated system.