Georgia Ports Authority orders RTGs for Port of Savannah


The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has ordered 12 Konecranes Rubber-Tyred Gantries (RTGs) for the Port of Savannah, Georgia.

When the cranes are working, the Port of Savannah will operate a fleet of 234 Konecranes RTGs.

Konecranes booked the order in Q3 2022. The cranes will be delivered by the end of 2024.

The 12 RTGs on order are diesel-electric machines with built-in readiness for electric operation via cable reels.

They are high-performance, 16-wheel RTGs with a lifting capacity of 40 tons, a stacking height of 1-over-5, and a stacking width of 6 plus truck lane wide.

GPA owns and operates the Port of Savannah. Its Garden City Terminal is the fastest-growing container terminal in North America.

The Port of Savannah already operates 198 Konecranes RTGs with another 24 on order, making it the largest RTG fleet in the USA.

The GPA is experiencing significant growth, moving an all-time monthly high of 528,300 TEU in July.

GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch commented: “Our expansion program is proceeding well, and this order for 12 Konecranes RTGs will support our productivity and continuing growth. Konecranes is our go-to partner for container handling equipment and has been for over 25 years.”

Jussi Suhonen, VP, Regional Sales, Port Solutions, Konecranes said: “The Port of Savannah is an American success story for the state of Georgia and the entire USA. The Port of Savannah and Konecranes have been growing together in a mutually beneficial relationship, which continues with this RTG delivery.”

Last week Navis launched its Navis N4 Container Terminal Operating System for the GPA at the Garden City Terminal in the Port of Savannah.

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