Terminal de Contenedores Quetzal (TCQ) in Guatemala, owned by Spanish container terminal operator, Grup TCB, has ordered five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes.
The 16-wheel RTGs, which have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes, a stacking capacity of one-over-five containers high and seven truck-lanes wide, will be delivered in autumn, 2015.
Konecranes’ sales director, Europe, Kim Salvén, said: “We are excited about this first order to TCQ and Guatemala. These RTGs will offer top productivity and reliability as soon as this new facility goes online.”
The diesel-powered cranes will be equipped with Konecranes’ active load control technology which aims to provide premium container-handling performance and advanced fuel saving technology.
After the announcement of the first delivery to Guatemala, Juan José Suarez, TCQ’s general manager, said: “Grup TCB has been working with Konecranes for a number of years, and appreciates the high performance and reliability of its RTGs. This track record was an important factor in this purchase decision.”
Konecranes’ Truconnect remote diagnostics and technical support will also be included, enabling customers to optimise the timing of maintenance to reduce crane downtime.