How does the Port of Virginia remain a leader in the port industry?

January 30, 2018

At the Port of Virginia, thousands of shipping containers are lifted, moved and lowered by about 30 cranes. For years, wheeled festoons were used as cable management systems in the cranes’ moving parts. The festoon systems often could not stand up to the harsh environmental conditions of the port, leaving cables swinging, tangling and breaking. Looking to eliminate these risks in eight new ship to shore cranes, port management switched from festoons to igus® energy chains.

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