The order features the latest in yard automation system delivery including cranes, automation systems and a terminal operating system, and is the first Konecranes ASC delivery in the Middle East. The company has previously delivered 30 ASCs to a container terminal in Virginia, USA and 36 ASCs are on order for a terminal in Barcelona, Spain.
“This contract marks another milestone in our journey to have the first phase of the port ready by Q4 2012,” says ADPC CEO Tony Douglas. Designed to accommodate the largest ships Khalifa Port will have an initial capacity of 2m teu and will feature the latest technology when completed.
Konecranes’ adaptive yard automation system enables efficient container handling, cutting cycle times, saving energy and reducing operating costs. The ASCs are equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system with active Sway Prevention and Horizontal Fine Positioning systems, ensuring efficient and uninterrupted use of the cranes, with both automatic and remote control.