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RAM Spreaders tandem system helps ports reach 24th row

RAM Spreaders tandem system helps ports reach 24th row
RAM SingFlex with a 1600 mm gap

RAM Spreaders’ SingFlex adjustable tandem headblock for single hoist ship-to-shore (STS) cranes has helped customers to reach further out onto a vessel to access more rows.

Rather than buy new cranes, to reach from 23 rows to 24 rows, one of the manufacturers customers in the Middle East opted for the RAM Tandem retrofit and achieved an extra 1,200 mm in outreach.

More than 15 ports now use the RAM tandem system to increase productivity and reduce energy usage.

New-generation megaships have the capacity to hold 23,000 teu with 24 40’ container bays and also contain 24 rows, with 12 containers high in the hold and up to 12 on deck.

However, most ports don’t have the type of cranes to reach high or wide enough and need a solution which is where RAM Spreaders’ SingFlex tandem system can help.

SingFlex is capable of handling two spreaders for lifting four 20’ or two 40/45’ ISO containers at once, helping customers to boost container handling productivity, reduce energy demands and costs.