Konecranes to supply ten RTG cranes to Georgia Ports Authority

25 February 2015 (Last Updated February 25th, 2015 18:30)

Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the US has placed an order with Konecranes for ten all-electric rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes.

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Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the US has placed an order with Konecranes for ten all-electric rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes.

Delivery of the RTG cranes is expected to be in mid-2016, when the cranes will be deployed at Garden City Terminal, Port of Savannah.

GPA executive director Curtis Foltz said: "This order moves us another step closer to achieving an all-electric RTG fleet at the Port of Savannah.

"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 endeavour."

With this new order, the total number of Konecranes RTGs being operated in the Port of Savannah will reach 146.

"It’s an important part of our long-term mission to reduce emissions and protect the environment around the port."

The 16-wheel Konecranes RTGs have a stacking height of one-over-five, a stacking width of six-plus-truck-lane and will be capable of lifting 41t.

Powered by Busbar system, these electric cranes will be equipped with Konecranes’ active load control system that prevents container sway and enhances container handling performance.

Konecranes Port Cranes sales and marketing director Tuomas Saastamoinen said: "We provide GPA with reliable, eco-efficient container handling equipment that keeps their productivity high."

The RTGs will be installed with DGPS Autosteering, which is capable of keeping the crane on a pre-programmed, straight driving path.


Image: Konecranes’ all-electric rubber-tired gantry (RTG) cranes will have a lifting capacity of 41t. Photo: courtesy of Konecranes.