Container handling upgrade for rail freight operator

Konecranes Australia
Wednesday, 04 March, 2015

Four Konecranes Rail Mounted Gantry RMGs will go into operation as part of expansion and modernisation projects at private rail freight operator Pacific National’s Sydney and Melbourne intermodal terminals.

The all-electric, hydraulics-free RMGs will be used to load and unload containers to and from trains and road trucks, the essential part of intermodal terminal operations. Pacific National customers at these terminals include companies from the mining, manufacturing, grain, construction, metal and retail sectors.

The cranes will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control (ALC) technology, which can ensure fast, precise and safe container handling by eliminating container sway. ALC allows optimum container handling cycle times to be reached in all operating conditions - even with an inexperienced operator.

The RMGs will be under Konecranes’ service contract, which can minimise maintenance costs and downtime. The cranes will also be equipped with Konecranes’ Truconnect remote monitoring, enabling remote diagnostics for maintenance purposes.

“With the new RMG cranes and other upgrades in systems and infrastructure, we will significantly improve the capacity and productivity of our largest intermodal terminals. These cranes will be a big part of the future success of our company,” says Pacific National Crane Project Manager Rodney Burfoot.

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