Trade is booming but capacity limits have been reached? What’s the next step? In many small and medium-sized ports, expansion is no longer possible. Or it would involve major investment and long construction periods. Whether or not terminal expansion is possible, a terminal operator can often increase capacity in other ways.
A glance at many container stacks often shows areas not being utilised. The available space is not being put to optimal use. The interplay of cargo-handling and stack equipment could also be improved. A challenge that Gottwald meets with combined crane systems for maximal terminal optimisation.
For the organisation and operation of medium-sized container terminals, the following Gottwald crane systems, when combined with a highly cost-effective compact terminal, can bring about considerable improvements in terminal performance, even in a small area:
Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC) and Harbour Cranes
Alternatively, the space-saving, modular ASC with a 1-over-5 solution can be used for stacking at middle-sized container terminals in combination with Gottwald Harbour Cranes or Portal Harbour cranes, used as unloading cranes, equipped with the associated software package.
Both alternatives offer the ideal solution if there is limited space available. Thanks to their mobility and flexibility, Gottwald Harbour Cranes are also the ideal handling equipment for small and middle-sized ports, since unlike specialised equipment, their range of use is much more flexible. Quick and simple changing of lifting gear and excellent mobility allow all types of cargo handling, including bulk goods. Tried-and-tested innovative software solutions guarantee smooth interaction of the Gottwald products and enable problem-free integration into higher-ranking terminal management and logistics systems.