Receiving an order for automated container crane for railroad terminal from U.S. TraPac, Inc.

October 28, 2013



Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Pres. Takao Tanaka) has received an order for two automated container cranes for railroad terminal from TraPac, Inc. (Pres. Yoshiharu Hirakawa [Wilmington, CA.]) which is Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.’s U.S. affiliated company, through MES’s U.S. affiliated company, PACECO Corp.

At the container terminal that TraPac Inc. operates in Port of Los Angeles, is now being constructed for extension and alongside that, the automation of container handling equipments is being carried on as well. The automated container crane that MES has received this time is going to be located at the railroad terminal in the same container terminal. The new crane can load and discharge containers that have been delivered by automated carrier vehicle on the railroad wagon from the quay under the crane. The crane’s loading operation will be carried out automatically from the host system’s commands and can be remotely controlled by looking at the TV camera monitor if necessary.

Ever since the 1990’s, many automated container terminals have been built globally but TraPac in Port of Los Angeles will be the first terminal in the U.S.’ west coast. By deploying this crane; from the quay under the crane to the railroad yard, MES anticipate to make contribution in constructing a consistent automated system.

Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. has delivered in 1997, the world’s first automated container overhead bridge crane in the Port of Singapore, and in 2005, it has delivered container terminal management system in Nagoya, which is indispensable in improving efficiency of handling operation. Thus, MES are providing hardware and software but also a container terminal’s total system company that includes after service.

Features of this crane

By the wide span structure, loading operation to 8 track railroad wagons is capable and it also cope with double stacked railroad wagon which leads to efficient operation.

MES’s own control technique is able to carry out automated handling and contribute greatly in labor saving measures.

The pivotal trolley keeps the door side of container in the same direction constantly, and facilitates the container inventory.

(MES) Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. press release