Unloading of gigantic gantry cranes from Ireland at DCT terminal [photo, video] - MarinePoland.com
Unloading of gigantic gantry cranes from Ireland at DCT terminal [photo, video]
Date of publication: 22.08.2018

On Saturday, two giant STS gantries arrived at DCT Gdansk terminal. Unloading of large-size crane elements is currently in progress. The gigantic STSs will be mounted on a separate place, behind the T2 terminal. Their launch is planned by the end of the year,, which means that the T2 wharf will be equipped with up to 7 modern STS cranes (all with span of 25 rows of containers).

STSs transport and assembly at DCT is carried out by Portowy Zakład Techniczny, company specializing in the assembly, installation and reloading of large-size constructions.

Delivery and assembly of another crane of this type is planned at the beginning of next year. These are the largest container cranes in Poland and one of the largest in the Baltic region. Parameters of cranes are truly impressive: lifting height under the grip 50m, span of 72 meters from the rail from the water (25 rows of containers), SWL 65 tons in the 2x20 double grip. The height of the crane with the raised arm exceeds 100 meters, which is why these devices can be seen on the aerial maps.

Gentry cranes came at the terminal  aboard the Combi Dock I vessel from the Irish Liebheer factory in Killarney. The vessel, over 160 meters long, is adapted to the transport of large-size constructions. An interesting fact is that the ship was built by the native Polish CRIST shipyard. Ten years ago, the Polish shipyard built partly equipped hulls for this and three sister ships for the German shipowner.

DCT is the largest and fastest growing Polish container terminal and the only deepwater terminal in the Baltic Sea region, to which ships from the Far East directly call. The DCT terminal, located in the heart of the Baltic Sea - at the Port of Gdansk, is the easternmost terminal in the group of deep North-European ports between Gdansk and Le Havre.

At the end of 2016 DCT terminal launched the T2 terminal, doubling the reloading capacity to 3 million TEU per year, and now undertakes further activities related to the expansion - the T2B program.