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22.08.2011 – Bromma has won new contracts for a total of 42 all-electric crane spreaders worldwide.  The company has also secured a major order for 16 hydraulic spreaders to the Adani terminal in Hazira, India consisting of 4 Bromma STS45 ship-to-shore twin-lifts and 12 yard units.  Overall, Bromma crane spreader orders have increased over 100 % during January 1 – 31 July 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

Recent all-electric spreader orders include:

      9 YSX40E all-electric yard crane spreaders to Bintulu, Malaysia

      9 YSX40E all-electric yard spreaders to Lazaro Cardenas Terminal Portuaria de

Contenedores, Mexico

      5 YSX40E all-electric yard spreaders to Terminal Internacional de Manzanillo, Mexico

      A total of 6 YSX40E all-electric yard crane spreaders to the ports of Vostochny and

Vladivostok in Russia

      7 YSX40E all-electric yard crane spreaders to PSA Sines, Portugal

      3 YSX40E all-electric yard crane spreaders to Teluk Bayer, Sumatra, Indonesia

      3 YSX40E all-electric yard crane spreaders to Exolgan container terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bromma all-electric spreader fleet productivity is optimised by optional Bromma Green Zone applications – productivity applications designed to help spreader fleets achieve higher performance. Bromma apps can be accessed on a broad platform of communications devices, including a notebook computer, iPad, tablet computers, desktop computers, or even on a mobile phone.

Bromma Roadmap™ is a Green Zone™ application developed specifically for port operations management and the terminal service manager.  Roadmap™ maps past spreader fault areas as a guide to helping terminals focus service resources on identifiable “risk areas” for spreader downtime or underperformance.The app was influenced by Bromma’s successful collaboration with a major European terminal. Through detailed and careful analysis of past spreader performance issues, and the development of tailored preventive service plans targeting prior “weak links” in performance, the terminal was able to lift MMBF performance from the 1,500 level to nearly 6,000 MMBF.  Roadmap™ helps management understand where they are based on spreader key performance indicators (KPI). Roadmap™ also identifies the “10 most frequent fault areas” that have in the past affected the spreader fleet’s performance.  Roadmap™ then helps managers strategically align spreader maintenance plans to address prior spreader fault areas. By focusing on weak links, terminals can strengthen the chain of spreader fleet performance.

“Stated simply, this tool helps management focus on areas of service that are most strategic,” says Bromma V.P. of Marketing and Product Business Development Lars Meurling. “To get where you want to go, it helps to know where you have been. Our expectation is that careful and systematic attention to past spreader performance issues can help terminals avoid a repeat of these issues in the future.’

Bromma’s 2nd new app, Fleet Doctor™, has been developed for use by spreader maintenance staffs. Fleet Doctor™ continuously monitors the operating functions of spreaders (such as expand/retract function or twistlock function) in order to detect and identify decelerating performance. Spreader performance is ultimately based the reliability of key spreader functions, each of which should operate within an optimum performance range. When one or more of these spreader functions moves from its “green zone” of performance into the yellow zone, this is an indication that service attention is needed to prevent further decline of the function, and/or to prevent faults that may cause downtime.  The detection of decelerating spreader function is an important first step to staying up and staying productive. Bromma Fleet Doctor™ gives terminal maintenance staffs improved “eyes and ears” with which to detect, understand, and resolve potential problems before they become real problems. Fleet Doctor™ helps terminal maintenance staffs  see or anticipate the future, and this in itself is a boost to productivity, as it is always easier (and less operationally disruptive) to prevent a future spreader fault than fix a fault. Bromma Fleet Doctor™ lets terminal maintenance staff see the future – and change it.

Second, Bromma Fleet Doctor™ provides very specific diagnosis of the source of faults when spreader downtime occurs. This enables service technicians to find and resolve problems more quickly so that spreader downtime can be minimized and spreader change-outs eliminated. Rather than driving to the crane-mounted spreader and first looking for the problem (and then heading back to the service centre 2 for  spare parts or tools or wiring that may be needed), Bromma Fleet Doctor™ enables service technicians to know what they need to do before they even leave for the site of the crane spreader. This elimination of “fault search time” and time wasted during “back and forth” trips between the crane spreader on the quay and the maintenance operations center is a boost to terminal productivity.

GreenLine™ all-electrics have many advantages, including:

      lower spreader weight, resulting in lower crane power consumption and lifetime diesel cost savings of 30,000 Euros

      fewer adjustments required to the spreader – thereby improving spreader uptime

      as much as 90% lower spreader power consumption when compared with hydraulic yard spreaders, due to the elimination of the idling hydraulic powerpack

      major reduction in service points due to the elimination of hydraulic service points (one Bromma terminal customer reports a greater than 60% annual labor and material savings when compared with hydraulic spreaders in their fleet)

      much higher reliability and spreader uptime due to the elimination of nuisance downtime events associated with spreader hydraulics

      much lower consumable cost -no oil, no filters, etc.

      tremendous cumulative lifecycle cost benefits — over the lifetime of a typical Bromma GREENLINE™ spreader, fully  half of the original spreader cost should be returned in green cost savings

Finally, Bromma 2nd generation GREENLINE™ yard spreaders offer dramatic environmental benefits, including:

      lifetime spreader energy consumption reduction of 150,000 kWh – corresponding to 113 tonnes of CO2 emissions per spreader

      by reducing spreader weight, lifetime reduction in crane power consumption equal to 94 tonnes of CO2 emissions per spreader


For more information, please contact:

Therese Westerudd, Marketing Manager, Bromma Conquip

Tel: +468 620 0900