RAM hear of Transnet Port Terminals commitment to its sustainability agenda with CBH

RAM are delighted to hear that following the introduction of Containerised Bulk Handling at Port Elizabeth Container Terminal (PECT) in South Africa, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) placed a repeat order with RAM of 4 units of the RAM Revolver bulk handling spreader.

TPT handles large volumes of bulk exports annually at its Port Elizabeth Container Terminal and recently employed containerised bulk handling.  The terminal invested in 4 units of RAM Revolver, to help them service their base of customers better.

Click here to read more out about Transnet Port Terminals flexible approach and clever use of capital and how RAM and Transnet Port Terminals are also helping to support the local community and subsidise teachers and provide funding to help the local school.

Industry publication reports on APM Terminals Poti efficient rotating spreader

By: GREENPORT | 14th Nov 2018

Efficient Spreader Reduces Eco-Impact

Industry publication GREENPORT published online on hearing that APM Terminals in Poti, Georgia has recently commissioned a new revolving spreader to load copper concentrate into bulk vessels, helping to improve efficiency and minimising environmental impact during bulk cargo loading operations.

The news item reveals that APMT Terminals Poti, took delivery of a RAM Revolver for their MHC Crane Containerised Bulk Handling operation, which was a decision based on addressing the needs of their customers, enabling both sides to become more efficient and environmentally friendly.

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Getting the right equipment for biomass handling

By: Dry Cargo International’s Louise Dodds-Ely

Biomass cargoes need special handling…

The transition from traditional energy sources, such as fossil fuel to renewable resources, opens up interesting opportunities for ports, which are finding creative and effective ways to transport, store and load reneable bulk materials.

This article published by Dry Cargo International explains the growing trend in using reneable energy sources, and the way in which one particular port expanded their biomass export logistics, to a more efficient and environmentally friendly operation called ‘Containerised Bulk Handling’.

Click here to read the the extract from DCi’s October 2018 edition.

Twistlock Handling – The Last Major Port Challenge

By: Cameron Hay and Mani Chellappa

With the top 100 ports in the world now handling more than 700 million TEU’s, there is a growth in automation and technology to improve productivity, but one key area remains untouched…Twistlock Handling.

This article discusses the function of the twistlock cone, the hazards of manual handling and what systems are being used to help improve the task.

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CM reports on spreader manufacturers tandem lift operations helping customers

RITN CM report on tandem lift operations

Emmanuel Mair of Container Management looks at the way spreader manufacturers are moving firmly towards the direction of tandem lift operations helping customers reduce downtime and improve productivity.

Extract
Equipment companies normally have two basic things in mind when tailoring their products to customers’ needs: maximising the efficiency and productivity of their product offerings and ensuring that downtime is minimised through durable designs and quality maintenance.  Spreader manufacturers are no different from anyone else in this respect.

The trend towards single-hoist tandem headblock systems is one which RAM Spreaders wants to capitalise on. Virtually all cranes delivered within 5–10 years will be single-hoist tandem, Cameron Hay, the company’s chief sales officer, told CM, citing studies by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) and Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), which suggest that dual-hoist systems are becoming antiquated.

RAM’s product can fit any standard headblock connection, while the changeover from a single spreader to a tandem spreader is fully automated, taking less than two minutes.

For terminals looking to operate in tandem, a key issue is the percentage of lifts that can be done in tandem. Hay explained: “Our clients have 40% tandem operations – that’s critical. One of the key reasons why they can do that is …click here to read the full article.