A new container handling system specially designed for loading and unloading of high speed container vessels claims to reduce the time needed for loading and unloading a vessel by approximately 50%. The system, called the "Container Pallet Transfer (CPT) System", has a capacity of 900 TEU per hour and can be adopted to the various types of vessels. The CPT system is based on a mega-pallet concept where up to 20 containers with a total weight of up to 400 tons are placed on a mega-pallet. The mega-pallets are transferred from the quay terminal to the vessel by fully automatic transfer trolleys. To obtain the required capacities, the mega-pallet is designed to allow the transfer trolleys to be driven in under the mega-pallet from all sides. In this way it is possible for the total cycle to be broken down into a smaller number of cycles operating simultaneously.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Schiff & Hafen, v 47 n 11, Nov 1995, p 100 [2 p]
  • Publication Date: 1995


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  • Accession Number: 00718662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 27 1996 12:00AM