Konecranes has received a huge order for 12 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) in Charleston, South Carolina, US.
The cranes will be delivered to SCPA’s Wando Welch terminal in the Port of Charleston in early autumn 2017. When the 12 new RTGs are operational, the SCPA will operate a fleet of 53 Konecranes RTGs.
SCPA owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston, South Carolina and an inland terminal in Greer, South Carolina.
Stevenson Kemp Jr., Director of Terminal Operations at the SCPA, said: “This makes our fifth RTG order with Konecranes since 1998. We continue to return to Konecranes because their RTGs have proven to be best-in-class in quality of construction, operating characteristics and long-term serviceability. Konecranes also provides excellent technical and maintenance support from their local facilities.”
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Jussi Suhonen, Sales Director of Port Cranes at Konecranes Region Americas, said: “Our relationship with the SCPA is of long standing and I’m pleased to see their continued trust in us in the form of this significant order. We’ll make sure that the SCPA is satisfied with these cranes in every way.”
The RTGs on order will have a lifting capacity of 45 tonnes while stacking 1-over-5 containers high and six plus truck lane wide.
They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control, which eliminates container sway to increase container handling performance, and the ‘Auto-steering’ and ‘Truck Lift Prevention’ features.
The RTGs will also have built-in readiness for special features, including ‘Stack Collision Prevention’, and ‘Auto-truck Guiding’, which will be taken into use if the cranes are transitioned to semi-automated operation in the future.