Ports and Terminals

New portainer arrives at Port of Rio de Janeiro

Nov, 20, 2020 Posted by Ruth Hollard

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On November 18th, the new portainer, Super Post Panamax, arrived in Porto do Rio de Janeiro to be used in MultiRio’s container terminal. Manufactured by ZPMC, the crane left the factory in Shanghai, China, in early October.

Due to the equipment’s dimensions, which, added to the vessel’s, reach 102 meters in height, the operation required special procedures and authorizations. One of the important considerations was the safety of landings and takeoffs at Santos Dumont airport near Guanabara Bay where the port is located.

Business units of the company Wilson Sons de Agenciamento Marítimo e de Rebocadores participated in the delivery. Wilson Sons was responsible for the shipping agency which brought the equipment to Brazil on the ZHEN HUA 23. “It is work that requires planning, with the organization of a large volume of information and routines,” highlights Márcio Panisset, manager of the division of the Maritime Agency at Wilson Sons.

The company’s tugboat business unit worked on the mooring maneuvers of the 243.85-meter ship. Four tugs were used in the operation which took a little over two hours. It was a complex job due to the size of the equipment.

With the arrival of the equipment, MultiRio now has five portainers in addition to the current three mobile harbor cranes (MHCs).

The new equipment was designed to serve the largest ships that frequent the east coast of South America, as well as the next generations of vessels. It has a 65-ton capacity and is able to lift containers 49 meters high and move them horizontally by 67 meters.

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