Emmanuel Mair of Container Management looks at the latest innovations that spreader manufacturers are bringing to market and reports on the RAM SingFlex Twin Spreader Headblock Connection.
For terminal operators, the search for productivity gains can often seem never-ending. Of course, for equipment manufacturers this presents both a challenge and an opportunity to entice customers with safe, reliable and high-performance equipment – including the spreader market.
RAM Spreaders is currently focusing on its RAM SingFlex tandem headblock for multiple container lifting, which is in use at several APM Terminals (APMT) and DP World facilities. Many terminals are already familiar with the concept of lifting two 40ft containers simultaniously. Single-hoist tandem capability allows terminals to work tandem operations for less than 3% of the capital cost of an extra ship-to-shore (STS) crane according to RAM.
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