INTRODUCTION OF REMOTE CONTROLLED YARD CRANES (RTGS) AT THE PORT OF FELIXSTOWE
Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of its first remote-controlled Yard Cranes/Rubber Tyred Gantry cranes (RTGs). The eight new electric-powered cranes will serve Berths 8&9 where additional container storage has also been created to meet the growing demand at the UK’s leading container port. Commissioning for remote control has now commenced and as a result there will be certain aspects of operation which need to be made familiar to our Haulage operator partners.
The following links portray what these changes are and what will be expected and required to ensure the safe introduction of these cranes into operation in due course.
Animation showing the differences and expectation within the new blocks can be accessed here.
FAQs supporting the introduction of RFID tags can be accessed here
The RFID installation template can be accessed here and the RFIDinstallation video supporting such can be accessed here.
Further updates will be provided as we get closer to conducting trials and introduction to live operations.