Three electric drive unit rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes, manufactured by Kalmar, have begun their operations at the rail yard of the Deepwater Container Terminal Gdańsk.
The new machinery is 47 m-long, 28 m-wide, and 20 m-tall, offering a total lifting capacity of 41t and a maximum speed of 150 m/minute. The RMGs are able to rotate containers 360 degrees and in the future they'll be equipped with an automatic container number reading system.
Investment in rail to improve efficiency and capacity expansion are extremely important components of development at DCT Gdańsk. We are very excited that shortly we will commence the expansion of our rail siding, which will eventually more than double our rail handling capacity to beyond one million TEU. The first crucial step is completed - converting the railhead to be operated by electrical RMG cranes. Next the sidings will be extended to 750 m in length and the number of tracks increased from four to seven. This project takes careful planning as we are completing it whilst keeping the railhead open for operations, Cameron Thorpe, CEO, DCT Gdańsk, highlighted.
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