Following a complex refurbishment, Ravenna now has a crane able to handle new generation containerships and which concludes the first phase of TCR’s EUR 8m (US$ ) equipment upgrade investment programme.
A second quay crane has now undergoing refurbishment and is scheduled for compltion in early spring next year. The work is being carried out by OMG, MGM and Control Techniques (Emerson Group).
According TCR, the new “BIG” crane is able to operate ships in excess of 6,500 teu with an outreach of 17 container rows, height under spreader of 34.5 ms and a lifting capacity that has been increased to 55 tons. A new cabin designed by Brieda Cabins has been installed to improve the driving conditions for the crane operators and it is equipped with Dynamic Control Station.
In keeping with TCR’s commitment to the environment, the “BIG” crane is equipped with new state of the art technology that guarantees energy savings up to 30% and lower CO2 emissions”.
Luisa Babini, President of TCR said that TCR can now provide customers with greater efficiency and operational flexibility and “once the dredging works are completed by the Port Authority, we will immediately be able to accommodate the larger ships. We are currently awaiting the commencement of construction of the new terminal in the Trattaroli area as part of our future investment plans”.
Milena Fico, TCR’s general manager said he was “pleased the refurbishment was completed without any negative impact on either terminal operations or the quality of service levels.”