Fednav’s terminals operations division, Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), will invest $3.7million in its terminal cargo handling facilities to ensure they remain at the forefront of the industry. These investments will include $1.7million for a new crane, $1.3million in new forklifts, and $0.7 million for other equipment and gear for 7 of its 12 terminals.
The new crane, a Kobelco CK2750G model, to be delivered this summer to the company’s terminal in the Port of Cleveland, will significantly improve production. It will feature a Tier 4 Final engine, the newest generation of motors for this type of equipment, and is expected to achieve 90 per cent reduction of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions when compared with the Tier 3 engines.
The new forklifts acquired for FMT’s Burns Harbor, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Hamilton operations will also feature Tier 4 Final engines as well as urea-based Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) controllers, thereby achieving near-zero emissions. In addition, they will be equipped with Hyster wireless monitoring systems to ensure increased safety and efficiency. FMT aims to install the system on all forklifts owned by FMT throughout 2017–2018.
Other equipment on order for Burns Harbor, Cleveland, Eastport, Calvert, Milwaukee, and Lake Charles to improve safety and productivity include coil trays, street sweepers, side-by-side vehicles, skid steers, and rubber spray for forks and coil rams.