RAM hear of customers delight with TPT at Port Elizabeth Container Terminal

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Centre: Riyaadh Man Lee (TPT Engineering Technician) and Siya Mhlaluka (TPT General Manager, Eastern Cape Operations) with Port Elizabeth Technical Team. Picture courtesy of rnews.co.za

RAM are delighted to hear that TPT’s introduction of the Containerised Bulk Handling system using the RAM Revolver at the Port Elizabeth Container Terminal has delighted customers, an article published in South Africa press reveals.

Since 2013, The Port Elizabeth Terminal has been ranked the highest in Africa for moves per hour, and is South Africa’s first terminal to load bulk ore carrying vessels using ship to shore cranes with RAM Revolver spreaders.  This achievement is all down to the wealth of experience and the innovative technical team at Transnet Port Terminal’s Port Elizabeth Terminal, which has helped save the company millions of Rands, improving turnaround time and setting loading records to meet customer expectations in May 2017.

The article showed the innovative technology introduced by TPT for loading bulk ore has enabled customers to export more than 2.5 million tons of manganese ore over the past four years; which has shown an increase in export volume by an average of 22.5 percent year-on-year.

Customers demand for capacity, increased loading rates and reduced vessel stay time at the port grew.  As a result, TPT introduced 2 more RAM Revolver’s complimenting the terminal with 3 fully operational adjacent cranes, allowing all three hatches of a vessel to be loaded simultaneously.

Recently the terminal broke yet another record in achieving a loading rate of 14,230 tons of Manganese ore in just 12 hours.

The way in which this terminal has broken records in bulk export in South Africa, and that customer’s satisfaction and confidence has grown; will no doubt lead to increased business and new business growth for the Terminal.

RAM Spreaders win SME100 Award 2017

SME100 2017

RAM Spreaders has been officially recognised in the group of Singapore Fast Moving Companies with the SME100 Award 2017.

The selection involved a number of evaluations including a financial audit and onsite inspection.

The SME100 Awards were held at a glittering dinner function at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on July 7th.  The Awards Ceremony recognises and honours some of the best and upcoming small and medium enterprises (SME) in Singapore for the important role they play in the country’s economy.

RAM Spreaders CEO Philip Lee receiving award from William NgSME Magazine group publisher and editor-in-chief William Ng presented the award to RAM Spreaders, who were one of the top 30 winners at the gala event.

Receiving the award Mr Philip Lee, Chief Exectutive Officer of RAM Spreaders said “Being named as one of the SME100 winners this year is a great honour“.  Philip went on to say “Recognition is the greatest motivator and this award will serve not just as recognition of what we have achieved so far, but also a motivator for RAM Spreaders to aim higher and achieve greater heights in the future“.

To view the full article produced by SME please click here.

Continued success at Puerto Angamos in Chile using Containerised Bulk Handling

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Puerto Angamos in Chile produce video showing the Containerised Bulk Handling process in action

Since its introduction at the port in Chile, Puerto Angamos reveal the benefits of using the Containerised Bulk Handling solution, known for its cutting edge technology for exporting bulk materials.

Operating 3 mobile harbour cranes simulaneously to load one ship, Puerto Angamos are at the forefront in providing a fast, efficient, clean and envirnomentally friendly bulk materials export service.

Click here to view the offiial YouTube video produced by Puerto Angamos

Newsletter (February 2017)

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Welcome to the third instalment of our newsletter which allows us to share our news and innovations with our customers and friends.

Since our last newsletter in September 2016, we have achieved many successes in the last quarter of 2016.

As a result of an independent report, we saw ports and terminals leaning towards the benefits of using single hoist cranes for multiple container lifts. The report produced for a port in Asia conducted a cost and operational analysis between single hoist and dual hoist cranes for multiple container lifting and compared headblock connections from three different spreader equipment manufacturers.The report recommended for ports to consider using single hoist cranes. More significantly, the RAM SingFlex headblock connection was identified to rank first in a number of test parameters.

Click here to view the full independent report

We also saw in November 2016 how our dedication in providing innovative solutions helped RAM and MMG Las Bambas Peru win the International Bulk Journal Innovative Technology Award 2016. The IBJ Awards celebrate excellence in the bulk handling industry. And the achievement of this award recognised not just our hard work, strength and dedication, but also our ability to work with our customer – MMG Las Bambas – in developing the world’s first Bi-Modal Containerised Bulk Handling solution.

We obtained new welding certification in line with international and European standards following the changes in the DIN 18800 certification and its replacement by new welding standards. We also began a new Leadership Quality Programme to further enhance the quality and productivity at our manufacturing facility.

Please click here for full roundup of our top news, details of the award win and other developments during the last quarter of 2016.

MMG Las Bambas receive their IBJ Award from RAM

MMG Las Bambas receive IBJ Award from RAM
Following the success at the recent IBJ Awards in November 2016, RAM visited MMG Las Bambas in Peru to congratulate them on their joint Award for Innovative Technology for implementing a new Bi-Modal Containerised Bulk Handling Solution.

Shortlisted by the IBJ panel of Judges, RAM and MMG Las Bambas in Peru were extremely proud that the panel of judges recognised the innovative technology as demonstrated in a case study detailing the low cost bi-modal solution for exporting copper concentrate from the remote mining facility and transporting it 710km to the Port of Matarani in sealed containers.

The bi-modal containerised bulk handling process involves the clever use of sealed bulk containers as the method of transport and storage, which reduces dust and protects the commodity from contamination.

The containers filled at the mine are sealed with a lid and transported by truck on the first leg of the journey where they reach the rail transfer point.  The containers are then sent by rail to arrive at the final destination in the transfer building at the port at Matarani.   Two rotating spreaders called “RAM Revolver®” are attached to Bridge Crane’s inside the transfer building.  The cranes are semi-automatically controlled to manoeuvre and pick up the containers from the railcars, the lids are then automatically lifted from the container by the revolver before the containers reach the hopper where the operator, using a remote control, rotates the revolver, tipping the copper concentrate into the hopper to complete the export process.

Click here to read the full case study article that won the Innovative Technology Award.

Click here to view the video showing the Innovative Bi-Modal Containerised Bulk Handling solution.

RAM & MMG Las Bambas win the IBJ Innovative Technology Award 2016

’’RAM SPREADERS & MMG LAS BAMBAS SCOOP THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL BULK JOURNAL AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Pictured from left: Award Category Sponsor Angad Banga CEO of Caravel Group, Sebastian Henning Brandes Group CEO SMAG, Philip Lee CEO RAM Spreaders and Ray Girvan IBJ

Pictured from left: Award Category Sponsor Angad Banga CEO of Caravel Group, Receiving the Award: Sebastian Henning Brandes Group CEO SMAG and Philip Lee CEO RAM Spreaders with Ray Girvan of IBJ


The IBJ Awards held annually celebrate excellence in the bulk handling industry.  This year’s event took place at the historical and iconic Tower of London Pavilion UK, 21st November.

Amongst the awards, RAM Spreaders together with MMG Las Bambas Peru scooped the Innovative Technology Award for Cargo Handling with their Bi-Modal Containerised Bulk Handling solution.

Shortlisted by the IBJ panel of Judges, RAM and MMG Las Bambas in Peru were extremely proud that the panel of judges recognised the innovative technology as demonstrated in a case study detailing the low cost bi-modal solution for exporting copper concentrate from the remote mining facility and transporting it 710km to the Port of Matarani in sealed containers.

The bi-modal containerised bulk handling process involves the clever use of sealed bulk containers as the method of transport and storage, which reduces dust and protects the commodity from contamination.

The containers filled at the mine are sealed with a lid and transported by truck on the first leg of the journey where they reach the rail transfer point.  The containers are then sent by rail to arrive at the final destination in the transfer building at the port at Matarani.   Two rotating spreaders called “RAM Revolver®” are attached to Bridge Crane’s inside the transfer building.  The cranes are semi-automatically controlled to manoeuvre and pick up the containers from the railcars, the lids are then automatically lifted from the container by the revolver before the containers reach the hopper where the operator, using a remote control, rotates the revolver, tipping the copper concentrate into the hopper to complete the export process.

Click here to read the full case study article that won the Innovative Technology Award.

Click here to view the video showing the Innovative Bi-Modal Containerised Bulk Handling solution.