Konecranes to supply Miami container terminal with new RTGs


Editorial note: PTI previously reported that this machinery was to be supplied by Kalmar, this was incorrect. Please see revised article.

The South Florida Container (SFCT), located at the Port of Miami, has ordered 12 electric Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes.

The terminal, which provides local access to key Latin American and Asian trade routes, booked the order in May 2022 for delivery in July 2023.

SFCT ordered the new machinery to support the expansion of its container yard. The terminal is currently working towards doubling its capacity and converting its primary handling equipment to RTGs in order to manage higher container stacks.

The RTGs are powered by electricity for clean, economical, and efficient operation. They will also be fitted with a diesel engine for backup, stack changing, and maintenance.

Remote operation is carried out with Konecranes Remote Operating Stations (ROSs), and the fleet is run via a Fleet Management System. Cabins have also been installed on the cranes for manual operation.  

Carbon emissions from manufacturing are minimised wherever possible, and where not are compensated with re-forestation, up to the point of hand-over to the customer.

“Combined with our ability to provide local service support, this order is a good illustration of the strength of our long-term partnerships in the region and the USA, said Alan Garcia, Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Region Americas, Konecranes.

“This new fleet of Konecranes RTGs showcases Konecranes’ remote operation technology, offering excellent performance and reliability while lowering fuel costs and reducing emissions.”

Last month, Luka Koper d.d. also ordered three electric Konecranes RTGs featuring an auto plug-in system.

The RTGs will feed regenerative power back to the local grid and have energy-efficient LED lights.

The order was booked in Q1 2022 and delivery is expected in February 2023.

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