The world’s largest container-handling cranes arrive at APM Terminals MedPort Tangier
APM Terminals MedPort Tangier announces the arrival of three of the newest and largest ship-to-shore (STS) cranes in the world, designed to handle vessels carrying 22,000 or more containers, now plying the Asia/Europe trade lane, the company said in its press release.
The three cranes represent the world’s largest double trolley STS cranes which weigh 2500 metric tons, have a height of 144 meters when boomed up, an outreach of 72 meters with twin-lift/tandem lift capability. The remote-controlled cranes will enable fast, safe and efficient loading and unloading services to some of the largest container ships on the sea.
APM Terminals MedPort Tangier is strategically located on one of the world’s busiest and most important shipping arteries, the Strait of Gibraltar, which sees more than 60,000 vessels a year. The terminal, which will serve as a trans-shipment hub for Maersk Line and its alliance partners, will help improve global supply chain performance by attracting more vessel calls and creating more routing options. The terminal is being constructed using the latest technology, ensuring greater cargo-handling efficiency and enabling more capacity.