The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. Being Europe’s largest port, the vast amounts of cargo are handled with harbor cranes. The harbor cranes have tall structures and are mostly controlled from their control panels. For accessing the cranes as well as doing their maintenance work two Scanclimber SC300K hoists were used in order to maximize efficiency.Read more
The port of Le Havre is one of the largest ports in France. The Generale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP) started their operations in Europe in 1976 at the terminal in order to handle an increased volume of containers and vessels. Scanclimber assisted in accessing the port’s cranes for maintenance work by providing a SC300K Industrial Hoists.Read more
APM Terminals selected Cargotec as the quay crane supplier for the company’s Maasvlakte II terminal in Rotterdam. The huge cranes were equipped with Scanclimber SC400K permanent hoists to transport operators and service personnel. Cargotec ordered ten SC400K type permanent hoists from Scanclimber, each with a capacity of 400 kg, or about 4 people.Read more
Ports and Harbors play a significant role in our world as major trade hubs of global economy. Cargo handling efficiency has a direct impact in our economy. The faster and more efficiently containers are managed, the better it is for the port and for the whole supply chain.
In a container port containers are transshipped between different transport vehicles and containers has to be moved from vehicle to another. Typically a crane is used for loading and unloading the containers.
Different types of cranes are used for cargo handling: ship-to-shore cranes, rail mounted gantry cranes, rubber tired gantry cranes, ship unloaders, etc. Since a container terminal can run 24/7, thus same availability of the cranes is critical.
In order to keep the cranes available, it is necessary that the access to cranes is quick and safely in all condition to minimize downtime. Standard cranes come with ladders only. It can take long time for a person to climb up all the ladders and it can be unsafe in bad weather conditions to access the crane. The maintenance of crane can consume a lot of time and effort since also material needs to be transported to the top of crane.
A feasible solution is to install a rack and pinion crane hoist/elevator which facilitates the access of the crane. Scanclimber offers a range of crane hoists as a solution to the needs and requirements of container ports and harbors. We have a range of suitable crane hoists which vary based on:
The most common crane hoist used in container ports is SC300K which is lightest machine able to carry payload of 300 kg or 3 persons. Scanclimber crane hoists have been in many ports around the World. Below some of them.
Scanclimber has gathered good deal of crane hoist design and service experience deploying them in various harbours around the world, including the Europe’s largest port, Rotterdam.