PSA Sines recently received six new electrified automated rubber tyred gantry cranes (aRTGs). These are set to increase productivity and improve safety at the yard while helping the terminal achieve its sustainability goals.

The new aRTGs add on to PSA Sines’ fleet of yard cranes, which are all fully electric-powered, and will bring the terminal’s total number of yard cranes to 35. This allows PSA Sines to ramp up its operations, reinforcing its position as one of the leading ports on the Iberian Peninsula. The new aRTGs will first undergo on-site testing and commissioning and are expected to be ready for live operations at the end of the second quarter of 2024.

The recent additions of these aRTGs and two mega Ship-to-Shore quay cranes, as well as the purchase of 12 new prime movers, are part of PSA Sines’ Phase III expansion project. When the project is completed in 2030, the terminal will be able to boost its annual handling capacity from 2.7 million TEUs to 4.2 million TEUs – a significant increase of 50%.

PSA Sines’ Head of Engineering Ricardo Sobral said, “These state-of-the-art cranes represent a significant leap forward in our terminal operations, combining cutting-edge automation technology as we advance towards our sustainability ambitions. PSA Sines will progressively incorporate fully automated, remotely operated equipment which are electrically powered to further reduce our carbon emissions.”

For more information, please click HERE for the press release.

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