Global Ports to order two new STS quay cranes for its Far Eastern terminal VSC
Global Ports, Russia’s leading operator of marine container terminals, part of Delo Group, will purchase two new ship-to-shore cranes for its Far Eastern terminal Vostochnaya Stevedoring Company (VSC) located in the port of Vostochny in the Primorsky Krai.
Global Ports signed a memorandum of intent to order the portside container handling equipment with Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Company (ZPMC) at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on 12 September 2023.
The cranes, to be delivered by the end of 2024, will enhance the Far Eastern terminal’s equipment fleet, and increase berth throughput capacity by 18% to 1.1 million TEU per year.
The new STS will be able to handle post-Panamax class vessels using Twin Lift technology, which allows two 20ft containers to be picked up and moved simultaneously in one lift, with no weight restrictions regardless of the reach. The spreader stabilisation system will allow containerships to be handled at wind speeds 2m/s higher than those allowed for the STS cranes in use at VSC today. The cranes allow for automation of live-mode container data exchange with the terminal operating system, speeding up the cargo handling process and reducing the risk of human error.
Global Ports is consistently investing into increasing the operational capacity of the VSC terminal amid growing foreign trade containerized cargo flows in the Russia’s Far East. According to the Association of Commercial Sea Ports, for the first seven months of 2023, the Far Eastern Sea Basin accounted for 53% of the total volume of marine container cargo handling in Russia.
In 2023, VSC commissioned 2 new heavy-duty mobile cranes with a lifting capacity of 144 tons. In 2023-2024, the terminal will receive 9 RTG and RMG cranes and more than 20 units of other port and storage equipment. < Back to list