Konecranes has won an order for 6 Konecranes Noell Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Gemadept-Terminal Link CaiMep Terminal JSC (Gemalink) in Vietnam.
The order, which was booked in June 2021, will be handed over to Gemalink by July 2022.
The Konecranes Noell RTGs on order are 16-wheel machines lifting containers 1-over-5, 7 container rows wide plus truck lane.
They will be fully electric machines, equipped with cable reels for zero local emissions.
They will also be equipped with a number of smart features: auto-steering will keep the RTGs on a pre-programmed, straight driving path; Stack Collision Prevention will help operators to lift, lower and place containers with a high degree of accuracy and safety; a Remote Crane Management System (RCMS) will also be included
Chairman of Gemalink, Do Cong Khanh, said, “Gemalink Port is operating smoothly with Konecranes container handling equipment.
“We received 18 Konecranes Noell RTGs in 2020 and early 2021. All of them have been performing well. When the new RTGs go into operation, we will operate a fleet of 24 Konecranes Noell RTGs.”
Jerry Fann, Sales Director Southeast and Northeast Asia, Konecranes Port Cranes, added, “Gemalink is a greenfield terminal that came into official operation in the beginning of 2021.
“The Konecranes Noell RTGs have offered reliable performance with low ground pressure to protect the new terminal. The Konecranes Smart Features have allowed Gemalink to increase container handling efficiency while reducing running costs.
“With this new order for 6 RTGs, Gemalink will maximize its capacity and contribute to the economic growth of Vietnam.”
Gemalink is a joint venture between Gemadept Corporation and CMA-CGM, in which Gemadept owns 75% and CMA-CGM owns 25%.