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E-Crane in the Press: Scrap Metal Monsters

Galloo-Gent is believed to be the only company in the world using two massive 430-tonne E-Cranes to sort and load scrap metal, writes Steven Vale. With subsidiaries in France and the Netherlands, an increasing proportion of the 1.7 million tonnes of scrap metal handled each year by the Galloo Recycling Group ends up in Belgium for export. Operating from a 10-hectare terminal in the port of Ghent, this site handles mainly ferrous metals and is visited by as many as 150 trucks a day. Most of the inward trucks carry waste from local manufacturing operations, but the site also processes a  significant...

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Review: Global Material Services

1) During the May-Dec 2004 season GMSII: 4030 hours of Runtime…..22.4 hours of downtime GMSIII: 4575 hours of Runtime…..28.1 hours of downtimeStoppage time attributed to cranes is less than 0.6% of the total operating hours! The two cranes run around the clock from May 15 to December 15, approximately 210 days. During that time, two E-Cranes discharged over 5.4 million metric tons of bauxite…or more than 3000 Jumbo River Barges. Anaverage of 15 Jumbo barges discharged per day! Mr. Luis Mok, General Barge Foreman for Global Material Services Venezuela (GMSV) was reviewing the operating...

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