HPA orders four STS and three RTG cranes
The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) has placed an order worth US$56 million with Konecranes for the delivery of seven cranes.
The order includes four Super post-Panamax STS (Ship-to-Shore) cranes, the biggest ever built by the Finnish crane manufacturer, and three RTG (Rubber-Tyred Gantry) cranes.
The STS cranes are scheduled to be shipped to PHA’s Barbours Cut Terminal in late 2014 and will arrive at the start of 2015, while the RTGs will be delivered to the Bayport Terminal in the spring of 2014.
”We have a long history with Konecranes,” said PHA’s deputy executive director of operations, Roger Guenther.
“We expect the cranes to be of the highest quality and productive for decades to come.”
Konecranes delivered its first RTGs to PHA in 2003 and at present PHA has 49 Konecranes’ RTGs in its fleet.
The STS cranes ordered are semi-automated and come with Konecranes’ AC frequency control system and are capable of serving ships of Super post-Panamax size, container ships that are 22 containers wide.