Tec Container Spreaders in Operation at Betham Brothers Depot
tec container spreader in Samoa
Tec Container Asia Pacific has successfully delivered 2 units of semi-automatic container spreaders to Betham Brothers Enterprises (BBE) in Samoa. The two semi-automatic container spreaders (one 20-foot with 36-tonne SWL and one 40-foot with 40-tonne SWL) are currently in operation at Betham Brother’s container operation depot at Port Apia, Samoa.

These container spreaders have been attached to the ship cranes on Betham Brother’s vessel fleet for lifting ISO containers since January. The container spreaders were purchased to meet the increasing demand of BBE’s continually growing and expanding services such as: cargo vessels, stevedoring, cruise liners etc. BBE is satisfied with the high performance of the spreaders and has ordered another unit of the 40-foot semiautomatic container spreader in April.

Tec Container’s spreaders (in all its different versions) have been specially designed for lifting ISO containers. The container is picked up by all four twistlocks, which are introduced into ISO corner castings installed on top of the container.

Key Features of the BA-008/009 Series Semiautomatic Spreaders

  • Fully customisable
  • 10´- 20´- 40´- 45´
  • Drawing Approved by GL
  • Electric version also available
  • Double security system to avoid failures during the lifting
  • Guides / Flippers upon customer request
  • Plates for oversized loads
  • Forklift pockets for transporting of the unloaded spreader

Other Options for the Semi-automatic Spreaders:

  • Highly visible panels to inform the operator about the position of the cones; OPEN / LOCKED signs in any language; Reflecting stickers in the short sides of the spreader to increase its visibility in dark environment.
  • Long Term Galvanized Protection: TEC’s Spreaders can be delivered with a hot dip galvanized coating for extra protection against corrosion. This extra protection guarantees an extra-long life for your spreaders.
  • All our spreader can be painted with your corporate colours & including your logo
  • Extension chains to handle open-top containers or containers with considerable deformation; total length according to customer requirements. CE certificate included.
  • FCL transportable: all Tec Container spreaders can be produced demountable in order to reduce transport cost as the spreaders can be shipped in a standard ISO container; clear instructions about mounting at site are delivered together with the spreader
  • Guides / flippers: Very useful to facilitate approaching manoeuvres of the crane driver to the container; a full range of flippers with different characteristics are available upon request.
  • Forklift Pockets: the easiest way to move and store the spreader when it is not in use. Unless indicated otherwise, all TEC CONTAINER Forklift Pockets are to be used only when the spreader is not loaded. Pockets are valid only for transport purposes.
  • All our Spreaders are delivered with Australia and New Zealand certification: AS 3990 Mechanical Steelwork; AS 4100 – Steel Structures; AS1418 – Crane Code; AS/NZS – All Parts – Loading Code; Roark – Formulas for Stress and Strain; Microstran V9.10.140327 (non-linear elastic analysis)


Call us at 1300 881 145 or visit https://www.teccontainer.com.au/products/container-spreaders/ for more information regarding container spreaders

If you’re looking for lashing equipment (e.g. twist locks, lashing bars, D-rings) please visit https://www.teccontainer.com.au/container-lashing-equipment/