2 new Dock Cranes arrive to the Port of Veracruz
The new era at the Port of Veracruz has materialized with the arrival of 2 new dock cranes this past May 16th. The arrival of these equipment is particularly significant since it marks the beginning of a new era for Mexico´s Port Industry.
Hutchison Ports ICAVE is the first Company of this project to set the pace by refurbishing its facilities with equipment from Shangai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Company Limited (ZPMC), with an approximate cost of 10 Million USD each. Hutchison Ports is the first company of the new port that is already operating in the Logistic Activity Zone (ZAL).
These cranes were built in Changxinf Island in China and required about a year for their manufacturing, they are designed with state-of-the-art technology integrated by various electronic systems which allow them to be operated remotely. Some of the systems installed in the equipment are: Video System, Control Panels, SHip Profile scanning system, Sway Control System, Smart Landing system, Automatic skewing system , among others. During the first stage , they will be operated in a conventional way, although the plan is to set a remote control system in the near future.
They also have a 68,000 m reach and height of 48,000 m over the rail. With their reach and height, the cranes are ready to face the future of the new generation of container vessels of 350 m of length.
By using this equipment, the terminal will account for greater efficiency and flexibility in their operative processes and reduce the maneuver times for the vessels arriving to the Port of Veracruz. The new equipment is part of the first stage of ICAVE’s Specialized Container Terminal (TEC) for the new port of Veracruz , which will be inaugurated during the second semester of this year. The terminal will have cutting-edge technology and adequate spaces to conduct the maneuvers all oversized vessels require to transit containers.
It is important to point out that Hutchison Ports ICAVE has constituted as the main port operator in the Gulf of Mexico and main center for containerized cargo transference.