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20 Shuttle Carriers for APM Virginia

20 Shuttle Carriers for APM Virginia

APM Terminals Virginia, which is expected to be operational by 2008, is the largest private terminal in US history. It will initially provide 977 m of deepwater berth space and will have an annual container handling capacity of 1m teu. As well as shuttle carriers, the 230-acre automated facility will operate with 100-tonne lift capacity ship-to-shore cranes, cassettes and translifters, and automated stacking cranes.

The Shuttle Carrier caters specifically to the needs of large container facilities by providing fast and flexible transportation between the ship-to-shore crane and the terminal stacking area. The self-loading one-over-one unit improves crane productivity by eliminating unnecessary waiting time on the quayside, according to Kalmar.