Konecranes has received an order from Fridenson Logistics, a logistics services provider based in Israel, for two of its ‘Boxhunter’ rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs).
The new units will be the third and fourth to be implemented in Israel, with two Boxhunter RTGs already in operation at a separate container terminal near the Port of Ashdod.
Konecranes can deliver the RTG model in containers, making it easy to transport overland.
Other advantages of the Boxhunter operating concept include increased safety and visibility, with the equipment operator always having a direct line-of-sight to truck lane action, as well as access to video cameras displaying every container move.
Tomer Trop, COO of Fridenson, said: “The new RTGs will improve the efficiency of our Ashdod terminal and contribute to the excellent service that we provide to our clients.”
Antti Halonen, Sales Manager at Konecranes Port Solutions, commented: “Fridenson already operates reach stackers. The new BOXHUNTER RTGs will complement these machines, powering their container handling operations into the future.
“It’s very fast and easy to learn to drive BOXHUNTER, a factor that Fridenson likes because their machine operators have no experience with traditional RTGs.”
The Boxhunter units will be delivered to Fridenson’s inland container terminal, near Ashdod, in Autumn 2019.