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TMEIC automates Khalifa Port’s Phase II Expansion at Abu Dhabi Terminals

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) has been chosen to provide industrial drive and automation solutions, including automation of the Landside Transfer Zone (LSTZ), for a second major expansion at Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT).

The Phase II expansion project includes 54 Konecranes Automated-Stacking Cranes (ASC) at the Khalifa Port Container Terminal (KPCT).

TMEIC previously provided automation solutions for 52 Konecranes ASCs during Phase 1 of the project, commissioned in December 2012.

In addition to supplying over 300 TMEIC TMdrive-10e2 industrial drives, Phase II automation includes TMEIC’s laser-based Maxview and Maxspeed crane control systems.

TMEIC’s technology fully automates high speed movement and placement of both 20-foot and 40-foot containers.  TMEIC’s Maxview4D solution will fully automate the LSTZ, providing fully autonomous landing on any top-loaded container handling equipment, including road chassis.

The solution is said to solve challenges at ports around the world trying to reduce their carbon footprint, while improving terminal throughput and efficiency.

Equipment delivery commences in September 2019 and is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

TMEIC and Konecranes collaborations also includes the historic expansion currently underway at the Port of Virginia, USA.