APM Terminals orders 22 automated cranes

APM Terminals has exercised an option for 22 automated cranes for the Maasvlakte II container terminal in Rotterdam. 48 cranes will become available over time in the terminal, says the operator.

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APM Terminals is now investing in more Automated Rail-Mounted Gantry Cranes, so-called ARMG's, for the automated container terminal in Rotterdam, Maasvlakte II. The terminal operator has thus exercised options for 22 cranes from Austrian-based supplier Hans Kuenz GmbH along with ABB in Sweden, says APM Terminals in a statement:

"Exercising this order option is part of our original planning for the Maasvlakte II facility, and will bring us the yard capability for our 2.7 million TEU/year capacity and deliver the targeted service levels for our customers," said APM Terminals Maasvlakte II Managing Director, Frank Tazelaar.

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