ICTSI's Gydnia terminal awaits delivery of two quay cranes
ICTSI's box operation in Poland, the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), has taken delivery of two new post-Panamax cranes which will be deployed at the Gdynia terminal to boost its quayside handling power. The two units, built by Kone Cranes and delivered fully erect by barge from the Hanko port in Finland, are the first of their kind to be introduced into service at BCT.
Each of the new cranes possesses a lift capacity of 50 tonnes, outreach of 46 metres to work up to 17 rows of containers across on deck, and a back reach of 20 metres, a statement from the Philippines-headquartered group said.
The first of the two new units is expected to go into service soon, and the second unit will be commissioned shortly thereafter. Once both cranes are up and running, an existing Paceco Panamax dimension crane will be retired from service. This will bring the total number of operational cranes at the terminal to six. BCT's investment this year in new terminal equipment is part of a rolling investment programme that is intended to raise BCT's annual throughput capacity to 750,000 TEU in a bid to improve is competitiveness in Poland.