Konecranes has received a substantial order from DP World’s Yarimca container terminal in Turkey for 18 rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.
The all-electric cable reel RTGs are scheduled for delivery next year, and represent the first all-electric order for the Finnish crane manufacturer.
“We are very proud of this order to DP World. It is the result of our innovative design and proven performance around the world, and it will further strengthen our presence in the Middle East and Turkey.” says Andreas Falk, Konecranes’ Sales Director, Port Cranes, Middle East.
DP World Yarimca will be one of the biggest container terminals in Turkey with an annual capacity of 1.3 Million TEU, and will be operated by the Dubai-based company’s Turkish subsidiary DP World Yarimca Liman İşletmeleri A.Ş.
Konecranes has also recently announced that the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the US ordered four super post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 20 RTGs for its Garden City Terminal in Savannah. The cranes, scheduled to arrive in March 2016, will be booked in the second quarter 2014.
“Our continued infrastructure investments enable us to work larger vessels and provide faster service to our customers,” said GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz.
“With this latest update to our crane fleet, the Port of Savannah will add capacity and opportunity for future growth.”
With this order for four Konecranes STS cranes, GPA will have a total of 27 Konecranes Ship-to-Shore cranes in Port of Savannah.
The RTGs, which are employed to handle cargo in the container field, will arrive in periodic shipments over the next two years. All 20 cranes will have the capacity to convert to electric power as the GPA continues its effort to transition away from diesel fuel. The 20-crane purchase will bring the Port of Savannah’s Konecranes RTG fleet to 136.