APM Terminals Suape completes purchase of Sany eCHE

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APM Terminals Suape in Brazil has bought 28 customised electric container handling units from Sany for its new terminal, set to operate by late 2026.

APM Terminals Suape has completed the purchase of 28 units of electric container handling equipment from Sany, customised for the new terminal.

The new terminal, located in the Governador Eraldo Gueiros Port Industrial Complex (Suape), Pernambuco, Brazil, has been under construction since February and is expected to start operating in the second half of 2026.

“The investment includes two remote-controlled STS cranes. In addition to the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system, which provides high reliability in loading and unloading containers, the cranes are equipped with technology to increase the accuracy of movements, prevent damage to the equipment and more protection for the cargo being transported.

“Seven remote-controlled RTG cranes were also acquired and are equipped with collision avoidance systems to reduce the chance of accidents including other equipment, vehicles and people. The cranes also feature systems to prevent trucks from being lifted in the unlikely event that a container is still locked to the vehicle,” APM Terminals said in a statement.

“Two new reach stackers will be the first electric vehicles in this category in Brazil, along with two electric empty container handlers. The purchase also includes another 16-tonne forklift and 14 terminal tractors, all-electric,” APM Terminals added.

“APM Terminals Suape is investing more than US$47 million in modern equipment to consolidate our project in Pernambuco, which will be the first 100% electric terminal in Latin America. This is yet another step that reinforces APM Terminals’ commitment to leading the modernization of the port sector in Brazil,” says Aristides Russi Júnior, managing director of APM Terminals Suape.

APM Terminals Suape will be able to handle up to 400,000 TEU a year and increase Suape’s existing container handling capacity by 55%.

Delivery of the STS and ARTG cranes is scheduled to be completed in mid 2025.

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