Konecranes has secured an order for 9 RTGs from Port Houston, Texas, US, during the second quarter of fiscal year 2017.

The company previously delivered its RTGs to Port Houston in 2003.

The nine cranes will be delivered to Port Houston Bayport Container Terminal in early fall of 2018.

Said to generate jobs and spur economic growth, Port Houston is the largest port on the Gulf Coast, in Texas and the only port in Houston.

The acquisition of the new RTGs will support the peak demand brought to Port Houston by next-generation container vessels.

The new cranes are a part of the $1.4bn modernisation project at the port’s container terminals

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Konecranes Americas region port solutions sales director Jussi Suhonen said: “We have experienced a great partnership with Port Houston for a period of over 15 years.

"This important order is a great demonstration of the partnership and values that we share." 

“This important order is a great demonstration of the partnership and values that we share”.

The new RTGs will have a lifting capacity of 50t, and will be able to stack up to five containers across six truck lanes.

These will be fitted with Konecranes’ Active Load Control, which is said to enhance container handling performance.

The cranes will also be fitted with safety and environmental features, such as a gantry anti-collision system, environmentally friendly LED lights and diesel generators with the latest EPA requirements.

Image: RTGs for Port of Houston Authority. Photo: Courtesy of Konecranes.