Process

At the RWG terminal, all processes are highly automated in order to achieve efficient container handling and storage, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

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Ready to handle the latest generation of container ships

 

RWG capacity in TEU per year 2.350.000

Fully electrical terminal High degree of automation

 
 

Terminal

Area
108 hectares

Deep sea qua

Waterdepth 20 meter
Length 1150 meter

BARGE/FEEDER QUAY

Water depth 11 meter
Length 550 meter
 

11 Deepsea quay cranes

3 Barge/feeder cranes

2 Rail cranes

50 Automatic stacking cranes

59 Automatic guided vehicles

 

Modal split hinterland transport

45%

35%

20%

Information

Accurate and timely information is essential in order to maximise operational efficiency at the terminal. Container ship arrivals are planned weeks in advance. All information on the containers and cargo is digitally sent to the terminal in advance and processed in the terminal system. The terminal system then determines the most efficient use of cranes and vehicles.

Loading and discharging

Containers must be loaded and discharged quickly and safely so the ship can resume its journey with minimal dwell time. All of RWG's Quay Cranes are fully electric and remote controlled – an innovation never before applied on such a scale. The cranes were specially designed to handle the latest and future generation of Ultra Large Container Ships. They have a reach of 24 containers wide and are fitted with the 'double trolley' system. This allows containers to be discharged from a ship onto an AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) in two steps. The AGV then transports the containers to the stack on the terminal, where the containers await further transportation. The loading and discharging process is monitored and guided by process operators from the control room at the terminal. 

For all modalities - barge, train and truck - a dedicated handling is realised that independently takes place of the deep sea operation. RWG has its own on-dock rail terminal with two rail cranes, a special quay for barges and small feeder ships and more than hundred available truck handling positions.

Safety

Safety is of great importance to RWG. Safety for people, cargo and the environment. This is visible in the entire organisation. On the terminal, there are separate traffic flows for visitors and personnel on the one hand and operational traffic on the other hand. Due to the high degree of automation, RWG is able to seperate the operational process from human presence, keeping risks to an absolute minimum. The employees are trained and educated extensively, and there are procedures for every possible problem. Visitors are informed and are obliged to follow an annual safety instruction.