Monday, March 02 2015
Konecranes electric RTGs, powered by a busbar system, Port of Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, GA -- Konecranes will deliver 10 all-electric Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes to Georgia Ports Authority in the US. 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,” says Tuomas Saastamoinen, Konecranes’ Sales and Marketing Director, 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, is comprised of two modern, deepwater 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 percent of the U.S. containerized cargo volume and 10.9 percent of all U.S. containerized exports in 2013.
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Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2014, Group sales totaled EUR 2,011 million. The Group has 12,000 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).