CMA CGM Kaohsiung Terminal orders new Konecranes hybrid RTGs

Konecranes set to deliver seven hybrid RTGs to CMA CGM Kaohsiung Terminal

Konecranes has won an order from CMA CGM Kaohsiung Terminal Co. Limited to supply seven hybrid Konecranes Noell Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes to its container handling terminal at the main port in Taiwan.

Commissioning will take place in Q3 2024, with handover scheduled a few months later, in Q4.

As CMA CGM invests in new equipment for the future, its container terminal at the Port of Kaohsiung has reportedly chosen Konecranes’ hybrid RTG cranes to help streamline its operations and reduce carbon emissions.

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Jerry Fann, Regional Sales Director, Port Solutions, Konecranes, said: “We have a proven track record providing similar equipment to other CMA CGM container terminals.

“This order confirms the trust they have in our technology and expertise as they extend their container handling capabilities. With their operations extending around the world, our cooperation with them continues to introduce our products into new countries.”

The seven new Konecranes Noell hybrid RTGs use a battery for regular operations, add diesel when extra power is needed, and collect braking energy to recharge the battery.

This diesel-electric power combination is designed to decrease fuel consumption and carbon emissions for greener and more affordable operation.

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Furthermore, each machine has an ergonomic cockpit and a variety of smart technologies that increase efficiency and decrease operator fatigue.

Konecranes’ Auto-Positioning places the spreader over the right container slot. Stack Profiling then remembers the layout of each container bay, working with Auto-Steering to make sure the crane is properly aligned with the bay, and limiting hoisting speed for pick-and-place operations.

Finally, the cranes use Auto-TOS (Terminal Operating System) reporting to count their own moves, map the position of every container and interface directly with the TOS.

In July 2023, Konecranes won a public tender from Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP) to supply container handling equipment for a new container terminal in Copenhagen.

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