Waterford Container Terminal (WCT) contracts the services of a dedicated maintenance company on-site and this ensures the smooth running of the Ports gantry cranes, terminal equipment and servicing the needs of container lines.
This maintenance company, Belview Technical Services (BTS), has facilities and technology to monitor reefer units, crane maintenance and repair of any type, among a diversified range of services.
BTS can perform 24/7 service as standard 365 days a year, and have a proven track record in providing highly efficient and cost effective monitoring, repair and servicing of containers for over 15 years. BTS technicians have over 50 years of combined experience.
Monitoring of Reefer Units
Providing monitoring of reefer containers by highly qualified technicians including:
Pre-Trip Inspection (PTI) Testing
Before the container leaves the depot, there is a series of comprehensive tests carried out on the unit to ensure optimal condition in terms of:
BTS technicians are competent in carrying out such PTIs to the highest standards.
Container Box Repair
Repairs of reefers often require multiple tasks to be done at the same time. The Port’s technicians are able to repair all kinds of container boxes. Repairs can often also include foaming, welding, pressing, painting and patching. The philosophy is to repair rather than ignore damage.
Container Unit Repair
Port technicians handle all mechanical, electronic repairs of container units. They are provided with hatch tools such as testers for units' microprocessors. Port of Waterford focuses on developing these technicians to provide container support for all of our liner customers calling at the Port. Most of the training is coordinated directly with the main container manufacturers.
Full cleaning facilities are available. Technicians clean and prepare containers for onward use.
Port customers at times require data from reefers and BTS provides all download facilities for retrieving of the required data. The main purpose of this process is to get all the information about a unit's history for full traceability.
Onboard Vessel Repairs
The Port is often called upon by its customers to perform repairs of their vessels, like cell guides welding, hatch cover damages, handrail etc. These repairs require strict procedures to ensure safety and repair quality are in line with the high standards of the vessel owner.
Technical services are extended to provide technical support for generator repairs. Skilled technicians are available 24 hours a day for such repairs, which are often critical.
Service Centre for Thermo-King
BTS are certified agents for Thermo-King. This allows Port of Waterford to offer many manufacture specific services and the availability of original spare parts.
The Port is often called upon by its customers to perform repairs of their transport, like twistlocks, rails etc. These repairs are carried out on-site with minimal waiting time, ensuring that there are no delays.