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Georgia Ports Authority orders 28 Konecranes container cranes to service New-Panamax vessels

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The Georgia Ports Authority has ordered 20 eco-efficient Konecranes RTG cranes and eight STS cranes for the Port of Savannah.

The GPA placed the order as it continues to prepare for the world’s largest container vessels, including the 24,000 TEU HMM Algeciras class and Maersk’s Triple-E class.

Six of the STS cranes will be the largest ever made by Konecranes.

The STS cranes will be delivered in two batches: the first in June 2023, and the second in October 2023.

The diesel-electric RTG cranes will be delivered in four batches of five from 2021 to 2022.

When the new Konecranes STS cranes enter service, Konecranes will have delivered 45 STS cranes to the GPA, Port of Savannah, since 1990.

The GPA also operates a large fleet of Konecranes RTG cranes: when the latest 20 RTGs are delivered and in service, the GPA will operate a fleet of 201 Konecranes RTGs.

Griff Lynch, Executive Director of the GPA, said, “The GPA is always preparing for the next evolution of global trade. The new high-performance and long-lasting STS cranes on order are part of the Big Ship/Big Berth program.

“Six of the new cranes will be very large, enabling us to serve the New-Panamax container ships, which will reach us thanks to the dredging of the final portion of Savannah’s shipping channel, which will be done by late 2021.”

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