APM Terminals (APMT) Barcelona has bought 29 straddle carriers from Konecranes Noell.
The machines have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes up to three heights and feature a twin lifting system.
They are equipped with a PLC system that includes a Creon-S safety controller and a next generation engine that will allow the terminal to save on fuel and reduce its carbon dioxide emissions. Likewise, all machines are prepared to be automated during an upcoming phase.
This equipment has been manufactured and previously tested in Germany in order to be subsequently erected, assembled and commissioned in Barcelona, occupying a total area of 1 hectare in the terminal.
So far, the acquisition of these 29 SCs has been the largest investment made in the Barcelona terminal for this type of equipment.
The first SCs will be operational during the month of June, with the full implementation completed in September 2019.
This investment plan is part of APMT’s strategy to refurbish its current fleet and increase its equipment’s capacity and productivity, as well as improve the safety of the Barcelona terminal.
Two new STS Super Post Panamax cranes from Los Angeles have also recently been purchased.