Crane cable contract awarded to Tratos for HPH new Australian container terminals

Following the awarding of the contract to Konecranes to supply Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC) for two Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) container terminals in Australia, Tratos is pleased to announce its Tratosflex reeling cables have been specified by Konecranes for these prestigious projects.

Tratosflex medium voltage rubber insulated and sheathed drum reeling cables have been specifically designed for high speed reeling and are regularly incorporated into Konecranes ASCs worldwide due to their reliability. Tratosflex features a unique internal cable design, with the structure tightened against the internal relative movement. This prevents the cable from twisting and leading to possible breakage – extremely dangerous when reeling at speeds up to 300m/m.

Tratosflex is already in use within Konecranes ASCs at HPH’s container terminal in Sydney’s Port Botany, New South Wales’ premier port and one of Australia’s major international container ports. The terminal began initial operations early November 2013 and when fully operational will have four shipping berths with a 1,300 metre quay and a total capacity of more than 1 million TEU per annum.

HPH’s Brisbane terminal, scheduled for completion in 2014, will have a total area of 26 hectares, a total quay length of 660 metres and a depth alongside of 14 metres. Brisbane port is Australia’s fastest-growing container port.

Tratosflex is part of a range of Tratos cables to suit all types of reeling applications, whether it be on drum reeling, festoon or vertical. The cables can supply power, control and signalling functions including fibre-optic cables and components. For more information, please contact Tratos on 0845 413 9990 or or go to

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