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    EUROKOMBI crane replacement: video shows conversion work

    “Since the beginning of the 18th calendar week, everything’s been running smoothly again,” says Thorsten Reese. “We even got finished four days ahead of schedule,” the EUROKOMBI operations manager explains.

    In April, EUROKOMBI – Germany’s busiest rail terminal for combined freight transport in the immediate vicinity of EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH) – had undertaken extensive conversion work. 

    The aim was to get ready for the growing container handling volume. To this end, four of the eight large loading bridges were moved in order to replace cranes subject to heavy traffic with less stressed equipment. Weighing in at 450 tonnes apiece, the cranes were loaded onto heavy-load low-floor vehicles, so-called SPMTs, for transport. Between one and two days were needed per crane. During the conversion work, three cranes and track lengths of 500 metres each were available for handling. “The work had been agreed ahead of time with the ship owners and rail operators,” Reese adds. 

    The conversion work proceeded apace, with EUROKOMBI able to resume full operations again from 25 April. “The original schedule was for 29 April, but of course we are pleased the work was completed earlier,” Reese says. 

    EUROGATE would like to thank all customers for their patience and support during the conversion phase, which entailed reduced capacity and occasional delays. EUROKOMBI is now optimally equipped for further growth in rail freight volumes.