Pioneering port automation technology: fully-automated container transporters – Automated Guided Vehicles or just AGVs – move the containers from the quayside apron to the stacking area and increase the efficiency of our customer’s operations at CTA in the Port of Hamburg. As the only supplier in this market, Demag Cranes supplies both the hardware and software for these vehicles as a dedicated proprietary solution.
Innovation for greater efficiency: fully-automated Automated Stacking Cranes, ensure optimum use of storage capacities in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium. As with the AGVs, the hardware and software are supplied from a single source. By supplying both products, Demag Cranes is able to provide system solutions for fully-automated large-scale container terminals.
Versatility is the key: Mobile Harbour Cranes handle all manner of cargoes – from containers and bulk goods to general and project cargoes. In the Port of Emden, a G HMK 6407 Generation 5 crane handles components for wind turbines.
Fitted out as four-rope grab versions, Mobile Harbour Cranes are ideal for the professional handling of bulk goods, such as coal, ores and fertilisers. In the Port of Venice in Italy, a Generation 5 G HMK 6407 B Mobile Harbour Crane handles clinker.
Turkey – an expanding market: Since their introduction in 2006, no less than eleven Generation 5 Mobile Harbour Cranes have been installed around Turkey’s coastline and, of these, seven are Model 7 variants. This photo shows a G HMK 7408 in the Port of Diliskelesi.
At the Port of Carrara in Italy, the two largest and most powerful Generation 5 Mobile Harbour Cranes are hard at work – each with a lifting capacity of 200 tonnes. They handle bulk and project cargoes – either individually or in tandem.
The new Model 4 in the Generation 5 series also benefits customers by its versatility for numerous applications. After its launch at the end of 2007, the G HMK 4406 is already hard at work in Antwerp, Belgium, handling steel.
In great demand on narrow and special-purpose quays: Portal Harbour Cranes are equipped with a rail-mounted portal instead of the tyre-mounted chassis usually used for Harbour Cranes. This portal solution allows conveyor belts and road trucks or trains to continue operating beneath the crane. The photo shows two G HSK 6424 B Portal Harbour Cranes being used for the professional handling of coal in the Port of Tyne, UK.
Wherever there is little or no quay space available, floating cranes are the ideal choice. Here, for example, on the Mississippi in South Louisiana, USA, two HPK 330 EG Harbour Pontoon Cranes are transhipping coal from ocean-going vessels to river barges. The concept takes hold: after the customer, St. James Stevedoring, ordered the first ever Floating Crane built by Demag Cranes in 2004, the company then proceeded to expand its machine base to three of the same model in 2007.
Bulk handling on the open sea: in 2007, the first Generation 5 Floating Crane was commissioned offshore – 35 km off the coast of the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. The G HPK 8200 B tranships coal supplied by the mines of Kalimantan from river barges to ocean-going vessels.