Visit RAM at the 18th Intermodal Africa Exhibition| Ivory Coast | 22 – 23rd November 2017

RAM Spreaders, a world leading spreader supplier for container handling and bulk cargo with over 40 years in the industry, is building a solid and broad foundation based on trust in Africa with terminal operators, logistics providers and cargo owners.

This year, Transport Events Intermodal Africa will take place in Abidjan on the Ivory Coast at the Radisson Blu Hotel.  The port of Abidjan is Africa’s biggest and most modern ports with a central location and a well developed infrastructure.

RAM Spreaders, who are an established supplier of spreaders and bulk handling machines in Africa are looking forward to visiting the exhibition in Abidjan and Frank van Laarhoven, RAM’s Senior Sales Manager will be delivering a talk on the benefits of containerised bulk handling.

Frank will be demonstrating the environmental impact of current bulk handling methods and reveal the benefits and cost effectiveness of the CBH system, with various case studies from ports and terminals who are already using the CBH system with the RAM Revolver who are seeing the benefits of this environmentally innovative bulk handling system.

In the run up to the event, Frank explains “It is a great opportunity for me to be able demonstrate to the people of Abidjan and surrounding locations, that the future of bulk handling relies upon new innovations that are also cost effective and meet new environmental guidelines”. 

Frank further explained “The fact that the CBH system has already been in operation in locations close to residential areas without any environmental impact, is what makes this system unique, innovative and cost effective; and will no doubt pave the way for future bulk handling operations in Africa.

Dont miss the talk on Thursday 23 November 2017 at 9:20am

We look forward to seeing you there.

Riga Universal Terminal – First in Europe to introduce Containerised Bulk Handling and increases biomass productivity

RAM in the news RIGA increases Biomass video

Riga Universal Terminal, located just outside the beautiful city centre of Riga in Latvia has become the first European terminal to introduce the environmentally friendly Containerised Bulk Handling system; using the RAM Revolver® to export biomass materials.

A few years ago RUT, a multipurpose port which handles containers, breakbulk, timber and various types of bulk materials, expanded its terminals growth and began handling sunflower pellets, wood pellets and wood chips to fuel the demand for renewable energy sources.

Increase in demand for renewable energy sources
Since then,  RUT have seen an increase in demand for renewable energy sources, and as a result, had to look for more efficient high capacity loading system to continue growth and meet demand.

When considering the different options available, RUT thought about buying a new material handler in the region of 1.3 million Euros, as well as possibly having to sell one of their existing MHC cranes.  “This would have meant a huge investment without getting a meaningful profit in return” Ricky Yong CEO of RUT explained.

The RAM Revolver® high loading rates
With the support of Liebherr service partner, Alfis Ltd and sales agency Intersafe Marine AB, RAM put forward a recommendation for their RAM Revolver®, with loading rates of up to 45 tonnes per cycle.  The Containerised Bulk Handling system utilises the existing Liebherr MHC and with skilled operators, RUT projected 30 cycles per hour being achieved.

Material Handler vs RAM Revolver®
RUT compared the work of a small handler with that of the RAM Revolver® while loading vessels with wood chips, and found the material handler had a maximum capacity of 200 tons/hour compared to 800 tons/hour on the first usage of the RAM Revolver®.


PDF NewsletterClick here to read the full article about RUT’s successful biomass operations

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


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

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.