Maritime Transport East Midlands Gateway Time-lapse SANY Build Video
We showcase our first ever SANY build video from the brand-new Maritime Transport East Midlands Gateway at Castle Donington.
The video encompasses the full build of the 2 x Empty container handlers and 3 x 4540G SANY inter-modal Reachstackers and offers a unique insight into the build process and hard work from our engineers Tom Atkin and Noel Gottsch.
With the ECH build time at 2 days per machine, the Reachstackers 3 days per machine and having lost 2 days building time due to high winds which prevented the crane from operating and an additional 3 days of function testing and checking machines over, the build was completed. We tailored each function to suit their drivers operating style, changing ramp up speeds for example.
The SANY ECH can lift a maximum of 10,000kg, the SANY reachstacker has a maximum lift of 45,000kg and is a long wheelbase designed to reach the second rail line in the terminal. The machines have a 360-camera system fitted and a fleet management package which is accessible anywhere in the world.
The intermodal Maritime Transport rail freight terminal will connect Segro East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park directly to the Castle Donington freight line. This provides direct access to the UK’s network of RFIs as well as major UK ports such as Southampton, Felixstowe, London Gateway and the Channel Tunnel. The 50-acre intermodal rail freight terminal will operate 24/7 and be able to accommodate up to sixteen 775m freight trains per day. It will also be able to provide storage capacity for over 5,000 TEU.
Video credit: Tom Atkin – Cooper Engineer