Project Type
Container Terminals

The new Container Vessel Fast Transhipment System – COFASTRANS – enables a transformational increase in productivity when loading and unloading large container ships.

Berth layouts have not significantly changed since the 1960s. As vessels get larger, ports will find their efficiency limited by their current conventional layouts.

COFASTRANS provides an innovative and practical alternative, combining a novel portal crane design with an indented berth layout that places vessels at the heart of port operations, with direct access to the shoreside container stacks on both sides of the ship.

This allows ports to operate in a more efficient, sustainable and flexible manner with potential for further growth in the future.

Beckett Rankine has developed this concept with Konecranes and inventor of the new portal cranes, Mr Nevsimal, with support from the EU Horizon 2020 SME Phase 1 for the 2015 feasibility study. 

We look forward to working with port owners, shipping lines, developers and other consultants to implement COFASTRANS terminals at selected port locations around the world. 

More information on the concept and its benefits

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We want to work with port operators and shipping companies to deploy the COFASTRANS system in the real world. If you’d like to discuss and explore how to enhance your facilities and systems, please get in touch.

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