Konecranes Receives Gantry Order from Transportation Supplier
Konecranes recently received an order for three rubber-tire gantry cranes from transportation supplier CSX Intermodal Terminals. This is Konecranes’ first RTG delivery to CSX. The cranes will be delivered in June 2013. The value of the order was not disclosed.
CSX Corporation is one of the leading transportation suppliers in the United States, and its transportation network covers 23 states. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.
The RTGs will be used for stacking and moving containers from rail to truck and vice versa. The cranes will be equipped with the latest DGPS-assisted technology for container yards. This includes the Autosteering feature, which keeps the crane on a pre-programmed straight driving path, thus improving safety and increasing productivity. The RTGs will have a lifting capacity of 50 tons and will be able to stack one over three containers high.