Boston Terminal to Boost Konecranes RTG Fleet


Konecranes, a provider of smart terminal solutions, has announced that it will supply four of its rubber-tyred gantry cranes to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) in 2019.

The machines are scheduled to arrive at the Conley Terminal in Boston before the end of the year, increasing Massport’s RTG fleet to a total of twelve.

The 16-wheel cranes ordered by Massport, in 2018, are able to lift containers as heavy as 40 tons at six container rows wide plus truck lane.

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In addition to this, the equipment will be fitted with the Konecranes Active Load Control (ALC) system to eliminate container sway, as well as an auto-steering feature.

Jussi Suhonen, Sales Director for the Americas at Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “Massport is a long-term customer and I’m pleased to receive this further vote of confidence in our technology.

“They chose Konecranes again because they know us, and appreciate the performance of our cranes and service.”   

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In February 2019, Massport approved a five-year capital program which will see US$2.6 billion invested in major projects, including $405 million for Conley Container Terminal.

John Pranckevicius, Massport Acting CEO, said: “Massport is making strategic investments to improve our infrastructure to meet the demands of a growing economy.”

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