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Robot RTGs arrive in Felixstowe

[ April 18, 2019   //   ]

The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first remote-controlled Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs).

The four electric-powered cranes were built by ZPMC in Shanghai and are the first of eight similar machines to be delivered over the next few weeks. The port also has two remote controlled ship-to-shore gantry cranes currently undergoing manual testing before being deployed in full remote mode.

The new RTGs will serve Berths 8&9 where an additional 18,000teu of container storage has been created. They can stack containers six-high to enable more efficient use to be made of the new yard area.