6 New cranes arrive to the Port of Veracruz.4 October, 2017
The recent purchase of 6 cranes type RTGC branded ZPMC is part of the equipment reinforcement for the Hutchison Ports ICAVE terminal, they will allow a better efficiency and agility in the operational processes , hence reducing maneuvering times for the vessels arriving to the Port of Veracruz.
“The aim behind the acquisition of this new equipment is to contribute to the strengthening and modernization of the terminal, which is why we continue investing in infrastructure to ensure the productivity and the commitment to our clients. “ stated Mr. Jorge Lecona , Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Division of Hutchison Ports.
The high technology cranes required an 4.6 million usd investment , consolidating ICAVE as the main Container and Port operator in the Gulf Of Mexico and the biggest transference center for containerized cargo .
The equipment that arrived included: 4 ZPMC Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes ( RTGC’s ) with 45 ton capacity and 6+1 stowage range, 2 ZPMC Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGC) with 45 ton capacity and a 5+1 stowage range.
The cranes were designed specially for ICAVE with a specific loading capacity that will allow the company to increase the terminal’s productivity up to a 30%, going from 360 to 468 movements per hour while handling containers, this will grant the company the ability to operate vessels and yards with the same infrastructure available in international ports.
The new equipment is part of the first stage of the project for ICAVE’s Container-Specialized Terminal (TEC) in the new port of Veracruz, to be unveiled on June 30, 2018 . It will have state-of-the-art technology and proper spaces to perform all the activities the big-sized vessels will require in order to transport containers.