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.
As pipes come with a variety of external and internal diameters, lenghts, and coatings, there are many challenges to overcome to automate the pipe handling process.
In the majority of cases, pipes are handled manually with slings and chains by stevedores, with the conventional loading and discharging of pipes using rudimentary fixed metal frames, slings, chains and hooks. This is a dangerous and slow process.
RAM has designed a pipe handling spreader for use on Ship cranes, MHC cranes and is capable of handling a wide variety of pipe diameters and lengths, thanks to its specially designed seperating telescopic quad beam system.
Click here to read further on how the RAM Pipe Handling Spreader has been developed for ship loading without manual intervension.
Click here for video showing the design and functionality of the RAM Pipe Handling 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.
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.