Tecon Rio Grande managed to perform 140 moves per hour (mph) when handling the Monte Tamaro, which connects Brazil to the East Coast of North America, following the installation of Navis’ N4 terminal operating system (TOS).
These statistics represent a significant jump from the previous high of 121.04 mph in 2012, in an operation that required five ship-to-shore (STS) cranes working on one vessel.
The new record was obtained with an average use of 3.32 STS cranes with each machine obtaining an average productivity of 29.98 mph.
Tecon Rio Grande has made a series of investments in new equipment, including the Navis N4 upgrade, three new STS cranes, eight rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and new tractor trailers.
The facility now has a total of nine STS cranes and 22 RTGs, making it “capable of serving the largest vessels that call on Brazilian ports,” noted Paulo Bertinetti, terminal executive president director at Tecon Rio Grande.