Konecranes will deliver a fleet of 18 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) to London Gateway Terminal equipped with Konecranes automation technology.
The integration of London Gateway’s existing fleet with the new Konecranes ASCs will take place in carefully planned phases.
The first batch of eight new Konecranes ASCs will be delivered by Q3 2023.
The remaining 10 Konecranes ASCs will be delivered by the first half of 2024.
The integration work will involve replacement of the existing Remote Operating Stations (ROSs) and installation of a new Fleet Management System with performance monitoring tools.
The order was booked in April 2022.
London Gateway, operated by DP World, is the UK’s fastest growing deep-sea container terminal.
London Gateway currently operates a fleet of 60 non-Konecranes Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs).
Mattias Karlsson, Sales Director, Port Solutions, Konecranes said: “The new fleet of Konecranes ASCs will be equipped with Konecranes’ in-house automation technology across the board. This will include automated handling of road trucks.
“This is based on Konecranes’ routine calibration-free solution which enables steady hit rates over time, reducing the number of exceptions that the remote operator must handle. The new Fleet Management System will be implemented for both the non-Konecranes and the Konecranes ASCs, harmonising remote operation across the ASC fleet.”