While the original yard area continues operating with rubber-tyred gantries (RTGs), the expansion area consists of ten rows supported by 20 rail-mounted gantries (RMGs). The last five of those RMGs provided by Konecranes were delivered in April. And the previous month, the terminal went live with Navis N4 version 2.5.
Mr Edwards expects semi-automation to boost the terminal’s productivity. Previously, the typical rate was 27-28 crane moves per hour. “With the automated RMGs and shuttle trucks we will be operating at 40 moves per hour,” he said. “We have achieved 40 moves per hour in test mode. So we also expect to achieve it in production mode.”