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Terminal Puerto Coquimbo (TPC) enhances their loading and storing of copper concentrate, after adopting CBH technology.
TPC is part of the Ultramar group and are a multipurpose terminal in the Coquimbo region, who provide their services to tourism, the fruit and vegetable industry and mining. With a rise in demand to export copper concentrate, TPC have been looking for innovative ways to cope with increasing demands, meet environmental regulations and maintain product quality. The company had to look no further than RAM Spreader’s proven track record with the lightweight MHC RAM Revolver for a containerised bulk handling solution.read more
The article published by WCN in December discusses the increase in demand for pipe handling attachments for jib cranes, including shipboard cranes and MHCs. World Cargo news raises current issues of current pipe handling operations, suggesting (un)loading is labour intensive, slow and often dangerous. This is a particular problem with coated pipes, which are not airtight and therefore cannot be handled using vacuum technology.read more
Cameron Hay delivered a talk on the RAM’s new automated PinSmart II machine at TOC Americas 2019 in Columbia. He began the talk by discussing issues ports face with the current container handling process, acknowledging that manual twistlock operations are dangerous, inefficient and expensive.
To combat those issues, RAM has designed an automated machine, which Hay believes is “the future of container handling”. The PinSmart II includes two cradles and a tool for all twistlocks, allowing rapid transfer between quay crane operations. The machine’s innovative design will lead to a more efficient quay crane cycle; save big on labour costs and operate in any weather conditions.read more