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“Introduction of remote-controlled cranes in Hong Kong’s container terminals”

Date, time & venue

2018-03-23;6:30-8:00pm;Room 701, VTC Tower, 27 Wood Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Co-Organized by

Manufacturing & Industrial Division, Logistics & Transportation Division, IVE Engineering Discipline

Programme Highlights

Hong kong International Terminals Limited (HIT) pioneered a remote operation system of rail-mounted gantry cranes at its terminal back in 2012. In late 2013, HIT started to configure 29 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGCs), which had been manually operated by crane operators from crane cabins, into remote-controlled cranes. Simultaneously, it introduced an automated container stacking system. Both major developments took place at Container Terminal 9 North.

The completion of the project marked the first time in the world for a container terminal to transit RTGCs to a remote-controlled and automated stacking system while maintaining full operations. It reinforces the competitiveness of the Hong Kong Port while enhancing efficiency, occupational safety and the working environment of crane operators.

The completion of the remote RTGCs project sets a remarkable milestone for Hong Kong’s container port industry. The speaker will share with the participants the HIT team’s experience over this exceptional journey, challenges as well as the solutions of the story of this innovative project.

Language: English or Cantonese (supplemented with English Terms)


Ir Simon WONG, General Manager, Engineering, Hongkong International Terminals.

About the Speaker

Ir WONG Lek Heng, Simon is currently the General Manager of Engineering at HIT and the Engineering Director of HPH Trust. He first joined HIT in 1997 and spent most of his time in overseeing the engineering function of HIT. He had also been the General Manager of Engineering at Yantian for more than three years. Simon holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers.

Registration & Enquiries

This seminar is free of charge, prior registration is required.  The number of participants is limited to 120 and applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.  For registration, please enroll online via HKIE MI Division website at http://mi.hkie.org.hk.  Only successful applicants will be notified by email on or before 19 March 2018.  For enquiries, please contact Ir Peter SI via e-mail: sikit@vtc.edu.hk.






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