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E-Crane speeds up Galloo’s scrap terminal operations

Belgium – Each day, some 15 000 to 20 000 tonnes of ferrous scrap passes through Galloo Recycling’s terminal at Ghent in Belgium, making it one of the fastest in the world. Five years ago, when Galloo was the only scrap exporter in the Port of Ghent, the volumes amounted to 700 000 tonnes per year; of the current 1.5 million tonnes of scrap coming through the port, 850 000 tonnes is handled by Galloo.

For trans-shipment purposes, Galloo installed an E-Crane in 2009 which considerably accelerated the handling capacity of the export terminal. But as the company′s site in Ghent is handling ever-increasing volumes of scrap, it was decided to install a second E-Crane type 2000-series. According to Galloo ceo Rik Debaere, this has resulted in further time-saving and even faster handling operations.

At Galloo Recycling Group, the two type 2000-series E-Crane′s discharge some three vessels per week. Once a month, the two cranes work in tandem and load a deep-sea vessel of 30 000-40 000 tonnes. In total, the Galloo Recycling Group has eight cranes.

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