The cassettes and trans-lifters will be used to transport containers between the automatic stacking cranes and the railway line, as well as to and from the customs area when the terminal opens in the fourth quarter of this year.
The cassettes are designed to safely support containers while being quickly transported; containers can be stacked and carried on a single cassette in a variety of configurations.
Once the cassette has been picked-up or dropped-off, the trans-lifters, coupled to a universal towing terminal tractor, will be able to move on to another task with virtually no idle time. According to the company, this allows for higher utilisation of the terminal equipment as well as high productivity.
“This is a particularly important order for TTS,” said Lennart Svensson, executive vice president for the company’s port and logistics division. “It demonstrates that we are an established player in the container handling equipment market and that we are here to stay. We believe that our cassette system will give the new terminal the ability to significantly increase productivity across its container terminal operations.”