The assembly of three Kuenz ARMG cranes is almost done at the CLIP intermodal terminal in Swarzędz near Poznań
The three widespan RMGs are a critical element of the CLIP expansion plan. On completion of the investment, the terminal will be able to load eight intermodal trains at the same time.
At 96m total span (51m rail span covering six tracks and seven container rows), the ARMGs are among the largest in Europe, and they have an innovative single girder gantry with an oval cross section to reduce the energy consumption and the crane weight, and they will be controlled from two Remote Operation Stations.
They can stack four containers high and are equipped with piggyback spreaders. Together with the TOS, the crane moves are optimized so that the operational costs and the duration for stacking and (un)loading are kept to a minimum.
The construction of cranes is part of a large project to expand the CLIP terminal implemented with the support of European funds from the Cohesion Fund under the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Program. The total value of the project is over PLN200M.
Thanks to the implemented investments, the reloading capacity of the terminal will triple from the current 136,000 TEU up to 533,000 TEU per year. Twenty intermodal trains can be serviced here within 24 hours.
After the expansion, the terminal will become the largest railway transshipment hub in Poland of international importance, located on the transcontinental E20 main line, which is the main part of the New China-Europe Silk Road. The CLIP terminal also supports a number of connections to many destinations in Poland and other countries of Central and Western Europe.