08/10/2013 - 01:36 am

Konecranes Container Handling Cranes Takes Order in Waste Handling | Industry News

Konecranes received an order from New York Container Terminal (NYCT) for two Rubber Tired Gantry cranes and two Rail Mounted Gantry cranes in September 2013. The order for use in waste handling is new territory for the company.

“This is a very exciting contract for us, a breakthrough in fact, and will open up a new business segment for our container handling cranes,” says Jussi Suhonen, Konecranes’ sales director, Port Cranes in the Americas.

The cranes will be used for moving containers of municipal solid waste from New York City, and will be delivered to NYCT’s terminal on Staten Island by the end of 2014.

The purchase of the cranes is part of New York City’s solid waste management program. Waste from the city will be packed into specially designed containers and transported via barge over the Hudson River to NYCT’s Staten Island terminal. The new Konecranes RMGs will unload the sealed containers at the terminal, where the Konecranes RTG cranes will then load them onto trains. The containers will be transported to specific energy-from-waste facilities.

The cranes, which have been specially designed for heavy-duty operation and have a lifting capacity of 50 tons, will include advanced features such as Konecranes Active Load Control, which enhances personnel safety and improves terminal productivity.

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