Safety in the work place is the number one priority for terminal operators. Today stevedores are removing twistlocks during the container vessel discharge process and fixing twistlocks during the load process. They work close to suspended loads and in the same area as the horizontal transport (straddle carriers, trucks).
The Automatic Lashing Platform (ALP) from KALP fully automates the manual coning and deconing of twistlocks on the quayside during the container load and discharge process. Currently under development and with a prototype now in the final stage, the ALP removes the high risk for personal injuries for stevedores.