Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) through their 100% subsidiary company, PACECO CORP., has recently delivered three (3) new automated intermodal container yard facility Cranes to TraPac Terminal at Port of Los Angeles.
TraPac is a US container terminal operator having three (3) terminals in Oakland, Los Angeles (CA) and Jacksonville (FL), founded in 1985 by parent company “Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd”. TraPac Terminal together with Port of Los Angeles expanded, modernized, and automated their container terminal at their berths – such improvements consist of redeveloping container terminal facilities, new wharf extension and upgrades to the existing wharf facilities, a new intermodal container yard facility, and automated backland infrastructure.
The new Crane has a wide rail span, double-cantilevered girders and rotating trolley mechanism to handle containers between the intermodal rail yard and buffer area. It also has automated operating functions without operator invention and enables to be manual from remote control desk inside terminal.
TraPac is the first container terminal to fully automated yard operation in US West Coast. These new-automated Cranes are a substantial part of TraPac’s terminal with approximate 30 percent of their total container throughput to be transported to inland by railroad, which will be able to further contribute to expansion of their terminal operation.
MES is a total solution company of container handling business, having experience in not only delivery of the world’s first full-automated Overhead Bridge Cranes to PSA Singapore in 1997, but also providing the advanced Terminal Operation Systems (TOS) to Japan’s first automated terminal (Tobishima Container Berth, Nagoya/Japan) in 2005 to enhance greater efficiency of container handling operation for their terminal automation system.