The terminal started operations this year
Vietnamese greenfield plant Gemadept Terminal Link CaiMep Terminal JSC (Gemalink) has ordered six rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTG) from Konecranes Noell.
The terminal, which went into operation in early 2021, will receive the equipment by July 2022.
The company is a joint venture between Gemadept Corporation and CMA CGM, in which Gemadept owns 75% and CMA CGM 25%.
Do Cong Khanh, Chairman of Gemalink, said: “The port of Gemalink is working smoothly with Konecranes container handling equipment. In 2020 and early 2021, we received 18 RTGs from Konecranes Noell. All have done well. When the new RTGs go live, we will operate a fleet of 24 Konecranes Noell RTGs. “
The RTGs ordered are all-electric 16-wheel machines that lift containers one over five, seven rows of containers wide plus truck lanes, equipped with cable drums for local zero emissions.
The automatic steering keeps the RTGs on a pre-programmed, straight track, while the stack collision avoidance aims to help operators raise, lower and place containers with a high level of accuracy and safety.
In addition, the auto TOS reporting informs the TOS in real time about every container movement in the yard so that the TOS can keep the inventory up to date. A Remote Crane Management System (RCMS) is also included.
Jerry Fann, Sales Director Southeast and Northeast Asia, Konecranes Port Cranes said, “The Konecranes Noell RTGs provide reliable, low-pressure performance to protect the new terminal.
“Konecranes’ intelligent capabilities have enabled Gemalink to increase container handling efficiency while reducing operating costs. With this new order for 6 RTGs, Gemalink will maximize its capacity and contribute to Vietnam’s economic growth. “
Gemadept is the only joint venture in Vietnam that owns and operates a port and logistics network from north to south with 8 ports including the deep sea port Gemalink, 19 distribution centers, an air cargo terminal, OOG cargo transport, shipping, cold chain logistics and car logistics.