Konecranes Wins Order For Yard And Quay Cranes In The Philippines

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Kudos Trucking Company (KTC) has ordered two Konecranes Noell Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and two Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 Mobile Harbor Cranes (MHCs) for their terminal in Davao City, the Philippines.

The terminal in Davao works as a hub of trade, commerce and industry on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.

The combined order, placed in June 2019, will help KTC to better cope with a surging volume of containers.

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According to a statement, the order consists of both MHCs to load and unload vessels up to Post-Panamax class at the quayside and RTGs for handling containers in the yard. At the end of 2019, KTC is expected to receive two electric Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbor cranes, both with a lifting capacity of 125 tons.

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In June 2020, they will add two Konecranes Noell RTGs to their fleet, each with a two-speed engine and a lifting capacity of up to 41 tons. The eco-efficient drive technology of all four machines will reduce operational costs like fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Jefferson Tao, General Manager at KTC, said, “We’ve had a consistently good experience with lift trucks under Konecranes’ legacy brands.

“So when the time came to increase terminal capacity, we thought it would be worth investing in more Konecranes machines. And we were also pleased that we could get all the cranes we needed from a single supplier.”

Jerry Fann, Sales Director of Port Cranes, Konecranes Port Solutions, said, “We are happy to help create a further success story in the Philippines.

“In particular, this combined order underlines the strength of our offering – the widest and deepest in container handling.

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