RAM’s Head of Sales & Marketing, Cameron Hay introduced the future of container handling at TOC Americas 2019 in Columbia
Hay delivered a talk on the RAM’s new automated PinSmart II machine. 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.
Learn more about Pinsmart II by clicking here.
TOC Europe 2018 in Rotterdam played host to a talk by Cameron Hay on the trends in tandem lifting that show an increase in ports and terminals using single hoist tandem.
The talk began by making reference to published technical article by SIPG revealing some design and complexity issues with dual hoist operations and that dual hoist operations consume a high amount of energy, which as a result are not generally in high use. Also discussed was the fact that new terminals are not selecting dual hoist cranes, but instead opting for more economical single hoist dual spreader cranes.
The results of an independent review showed the RAM SingFlex single hoist system was a superior headblock.
“The industry is clearly moving toward higher TEU ratios and tandem 40 will be the norm. Terminals using SingFlex are achieving greater than 40% of all moves in tandem with its flexible design.”
Click here to see the full Power Point Presentation delivered by RAM at TOC Europe 2018
The talk delivered by RAM’s Regional Manager for Latin America, Johnny Medranda centred on the future sustainability of current bulk handling logistic practices, when complying with increasingly stringent environmental issues and financial considerations; and demonstrated an award winning turnkey solution called “Containerised Bulk Handling”.
Recently a container terminal was able to increase its business by injecting >25% more container volume by loading copper concentrate. One of the reasons for the switch to the CBH system was the benefit to the mining company of a zero loss system with no dust.
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