ContainerMag- Oslo’s Yilport-operated container terminal will receive two new STS gantry cranes
Turkish port operator Yilport Holding has announced that two new environmentally friendly ship-to-shore (STS) gantry cranes made by Finnish manufacturer Konecranes will arrive at its container terminal at the Port of Oslo in the fourth quarter of 2015.
The cranes have twin-lift operation for maximum handling capacity, a lifting capacity of 64 tons, and an outreach of 40 m for 15 row wide vessels, and will allow for two large vessels to be worked simultaneously at the same berth.
Eryn Dinyovszky, Yilport Holding’s regional general manager, said: “The new STS cranes allow Yilport Oslo to service larger vessels which we see as the future trend for the region.
“There is also a regional trend towards consolidation of ports and we are looking to offer direct rail connections from Oslo Port to Swedish rail hubs in the near future.”
The new STS cranes have been fabricated and erected in Finland, and are equipped with the Ship Profiling and Trim/List/Skew, which help to improve safety and efficiency, and LED lighting for improved eco-efficiency.
Juha Aatola, general manager of STS Cranes at Konecranes, said: “Silence is golden: our goal is to deliver the world’s most silent STS cranes to the Port of Oslo.
“We have applied the most advanced noise reduction knowledge and technology in order to meet very tough requirements.”
According to the port operator, the company is working to bring new cargo to Oslo by offering container freight station (CFS), warehouse and rail solutions at the port.
By the end of 2015, Oslo is expected to be able to handle larger and more efficient vessels.