“Vostochny Port” is taking a better care of the wagons
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JSC “Vostochny Port” performs gentle unloading operations. For 11 months of 2016, the number of handled wagons increased almost by 4.5 thousand up to 297,788. Due to the smart logistics and elaborated production chain for winter operations the capacity increase does not affect the quality of car fleet handling.
JSC “Vostochny Port” Specialized Coal Complex, where unloading is assisted by car dumpers, is considered to be an example of gentle operations. The sophisticated system overturns the wagons pouring the entire cargo into the hopper for further sorting, and the wagons are then formed into a train and dispatched to the railway station.
JSC “Vostochny Port” Universal Handling Complex, using grab discharge techniques, has changed the logistics chain and even relocated equipment in the berth and rear areas. Wagon unloading by cross gantries is no longer in use. A cross gantry has a massive grab, while a long rope lowering the grab into a wagon impedes control over the movement for a transshipment operator. That is why coal is discharged from the wagons with the use of manipulators with rigid handles. For the first 11 months of 2016, the number of wagons unloaded by the complex increased by 23% up to 72,153, while the wagon damage rate reduced almost by 10%, as compared to the similar period of the previous year.