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GPHA TERMINAL, GHANA: Reachstackers – A Dedicated Solution.

GPHA TERMINAL, GHANA: Reachstackers – A Dedicated Solution.

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Alisa Evans
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October 2015
When a new dedicated container terminal was proposed for the main port of Tema in Ghana Paterson Simons made a strong bid based on our proven expertise and commitment to service. With plans for the terminal to run on two shifts per day and with a large fleet of reachstackers and...
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La Servicebox ELME

La Servicebox ELME

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By
Alisa Evans
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October 2015
Un kit complet qui contient tout le nécessaire pour entretenir votre chariot élévateur. Ce que contient cette box? 20x 52486040 Wear pad 4x 52486039 Wear pad 4x 52486038 Wear pad 8x 52486037 Wear pad 2x 52485202 Flex track chain 4x 52484065 Crochet 16x 52484773 Vis 8x 52484582 Bague d’étanchéité 8x...
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GPHA Customer training at Konecranes

GPHA Customer training at Konecranes

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By
Alisa Evans
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October 2015
Paterson Simons Parts Coordinator Sertoria Costa recently accompanied members of Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority (GPHA) to Konecranes, Sweden for a two-day training course. Justice Ntarmah – Material Officer, Ekow Bentil Entsuah – Materials Manager, Charles Ofosuhene – Materials Supervisor, Alec Douglas Oppong – Procurement Manager, Johnson Nana Amankwah – Procurement Officer and James Anquandah – Stores Manager attended...
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African Ports Rising: In-depth Report including Infographics and Downloads.

African Ports Rising: In-depth Report including Infographics and Downloads.

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Alisa Evans
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October 2015
Huge sums of money are being ploughed into West Africa’s ports, and not before time, but will a regional hub on this part of the continent emerge? The past five years have seen many ports along the West Africa coast transformed, as private investment has led to the development of...
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GOLDEN JUBILEE, GHANA: JCB Teletruk – A Perfect Fit.

GOLDEN JUBILEE, GHANA: JCB Teletruk – A Perfect Fit.

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By
Alisa Evans
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September 2015
JCB Teletruks have long been popular in the ports in Ghana so when GPHA planned to set up a new state of the art devanning terminal (for unstuffing containers) – Golden Jubilee – as part of their long term plan to make Tema port the most modern and efficient in...
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CONTAINER BULK HANDLING (CBH): REVOLUTIONIZING MINING LOGISTICS

CONTAINER BULK HANDLING (CBH): REVOLUTIONIZING MINING LOGISTICS

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Alisa Evans
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September 2015
CODELCO, the largest copper producing company in the world has revolutionized mining logistics of its copper concentrate. It has re-engineered bulk handling, using a completely sealed zero material loss system from the mine to the hatch of the ship at Puerto Angamos in Mejillones, Chile. The traditional method of bulk...
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Outrigger Monitoring System Retro Fit on RT

Outrigger Monitoring System Retro Fit on RT

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By
Alisa Evans
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August 2015
We retrofitted a Outrigger Monitoring System to a customner’s RT880E. Short rigging is probably the most common cause of crane accidents we strongly believe it should be mandatory and as acceptance of the system has grown over the last couple of years have recently started to include it in all new offers...
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SERVICE TIP: Safety Operating Hook Blocks

SERVICE TIP: Safety Operating Hook Blocks

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By
Alisa Evans
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August 2015
“A hook block is an assembly to which the hook of a hoist or crane is attached; it typically consists of a steel enclosure housing a number of sheaves or pulleys that carry the ropes or chains that facilitate the lifting of a load. Although this sounds unnecessarily complex, it...
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Crane Mats: Essential to safe lifting.

Crane Mats: Essential to safe lifting.

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By
Alisa Evans
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August 2015
Making sure that decent mats (sometimes called spreader plates) or timbers are always under the crane’s, aerial lift’s and larger telehandler’s outriggers or wheels/tracks is an essential part of crane operation and safety.​ Multiple outrigger positions, capacities and load charts add superb versatility to a crane or work platform, allowing...
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APMT, Nigeria: Africa’s second largest Port gets the green light.

APMT, Nigeria: Africa’s second largest Port gets the green light.

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Alisa Evans
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August 2015
APMT, the global terminal network with 200 port and inland services operations in 58 countries around the globe, will invest over US$2 billion dollars in a new port in Nigeria, which will be the second largest port in Africa after Port Said. This is the single largest investment made by the company, according to the...
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Wishbone repair kit for GMK MegaTrak suspension

Wishbone repair kit for GMK MegaTrak suspension

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By
Alisa Evans
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July 2015
As an owner of any GMK (except GMK 2035-1), regular inspection fo the MegaTrak suspension assembly should conducted every quarter. WISHBONE  | For instance an inspection can identify a wishbone that is noisy or it does not move up and down easily. This means the wishbone connector bolts (Figures 1 & 2) may need...
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Chirano Gold Mine: Grove RT Boom Overhaul

Chirano Gold Mine: Grove RT Boom Overhaul

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By
Alisa Evans
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July 2015
We recently overhauled a Grove RT 9130E boom at Chirano Gold Mine in Ghana. Grove recommends that the retract cables are renewed every 7 years, and we also took this opportunity to replace all the wear pads / slides inside the boom. When it comes to Grove Power Booms we refer...