Cogent goes 15 high

With space for 10,000 TEU of empty containers on the 7th floor, the Cogent Logistics Hub in Singapore can stack containers up to 15 high. The new Cogent Logistics Hub, part of the Cosco group, occupies a total of 1.65 million square feet in a seven-story building in Jurong.

The roof-top container stacking system features 11 overhead bridge cranes from Konecranes that can stack boxes up to 15 high. Remote control is possible.

The cranes have a lift capacity of 12t in total, and are fitted with a special light weight spreader from Elme with a 5t SWL, and a hoist speed of 65m/min laden and 100m/min with empty spreader.

The empty handlers which manage lower height stacks, have a faster cycle time than the 4-6 minutes it takes for an overhead crane to move a container. Together with overhead cranes, they are moving closer to 2,000 containers in 10 hours. Dwell times vary from three days for some customers to 15-21 days for others.