NASDAQ’s GlobeNewswire reports that Kalmar received a delivery order for 30 automated hybrid shuttle carriers from APMT for its terminal development project in Tangier, Morocco. This follows on the heels of APMT recently placing an order for 12 remote-operated STS cranes and 32 automated RMG cranes as part of an $828m investment it is making in its Tangier terminal operation, according to the JOC. The facility is envisioned to be fully automated, and will increase the Port’s capacity to more than 9 million TEUs.
Mercator International’s consultants have studied multiple automated terminals around the world and have helped develop technology selection and phasing strategies. We have dissected automation projects to identify opportunities for improvement, and have developed numerous operating and financial models to assess costs and benefits of equipment automation deployment.