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Kao Ming Container Terminal Corporation (KMCT) which is constructing two container berths (108 and 109) at the Port of Kaohsiung International Container Terminal (Phase one) under a Build-Own-Transfer (BOT) agreement signed with the Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau in 2007, has recently taken delivery of five new automated RTGs.

Kaohsiung is gearing up for the future

With construction of the 1.57m teu capacity berths slated for completion by the end of this year and commercial operations due to start during 2011, the five units represent the first batch of a total order comprising 17 automated RTGs and eight quay cranes.

According to the company, the implementation of control station operations and the installation of automated RTGs are necessary to create a state-of-the-art container terminal in accordance with the company’s strict environmental objectives.

The objectives include controlling operations from a remote entre where one operator can control up to five RTGs simultaneously, greatly enhancing operational efficiency and flexibility; reducing the potential for accidents through personnel not being permitted in automated work zones and reducing operational staff-related costs and increasing efficiency through automation.