Konecranes has won an order from Tanger Alliance Tangier for 16 Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes, which will go into service at the new container terminal TC3, Tanger Med 2, in the Port of Tangier.
According to a statement, the 16 RTGs will be the first Konecranes container cranes in Morocco and will support the second phase of development of the Tanger Med port complex.
They will have a lifting capacity of 40 tons, lifting containers 1-over-5 high and 7 container rows wide plus truck lane. Furthermore, they will be equipped with the Auto-steering feature, which keeps the crane driving straight on a pre-programmed path.
As well as that, they will also have Auto-TOS Reporting, which reports all container moves to the TOS, enabling accurate yard inventory.
Said Asbaai, Chairman of the Executive Board of Tanger Alliance, had this to say about the deal: “Konecranes is known for the excellence of its technology and high-performing cranes.
“We selected Konecranes RTGs because we believe these machines will help us to reach our ambitious goals.
“Also, we appreciated Konecranes’ ability to deliver the cranes according to our challenging schedule. They will all be delivered by July 2020.”
Adel Issa, Regional Sales Manager EMEA, Konecranes Port Solutions, also commented: “This is a breakthrough for Konecranes in Morocco and I’m pleased to have been a part of it. I wish the Port of Tangier every success as it continues to expand.”