25/02/2015 - 15:22 pm

Ten more RTG cranes at Port of Savanah

Konecranes will deliver 10 all-electric rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Georgia Ports Authority in the USA. The RTGs will go into service at Garden City Terminal, Port of Savannah. With this delivery, scheduled for the summer of

2016, the Port of Savannah will operate a total of 146 Konecranes’ RTGs.

“This order moves us another step closer to achieving an all-electric RTG fleet at the Port of Savannah,” said GPA executive director Curtis Foltz.  “It’s an important part of our long-term mission to reduce emissions and protect the environment around the port, while increasing the port’s efficiency and growing our business. Konecranes is our long-term partner in this endeavor.”

“It’s a pleasure to play this key role in GPA.s continuing story,” said Tuomas Saastamoinen, Konecranes’ sales and marketing director of Port Cranes. “We provide GPA with reliable, eco-efficient container handling equipment that keeps their productivity high.”

The Konecranes RTGs on order are high-performance, 16-wheel RTGs with a lifting capacity of 41 tons, a stacking height of 1-over-5, and a stacking width of 6 plus truck lane wide. They will be all-electric cranes powered by a busbar system. They will also be equipped with Konecranes. Active Load Control system, which prevents container sway and significantly improves container handling performance. DGPS Autosteering is included, which keeps the crane on a pre-programmed, straight driving path. They will also have Konecranes’ Truconnect remote monitoring system.

The Port of Savannah, home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America, consists of two modern, deep-water terminals – Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal. Together, these facilities exemplify the GPA.s exacting standards of efficiency and productivity. The Port of Savannah handled 8% of the U.S. containerised cargo volume and 10.9% of all U.S. containerised exports in 2013.

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