Konecranes receive West African RTG order

  • Eight RTGs to be delivered to Bolloré terminals in Congo and Cameroon

Finnish crane manufacturer Konecranes has received an order for eight rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from the Bolloré Group.

The cranes, to be delivered in the second half of 2014, will be used at container terminals operated by Bolloré Africa Logistics in Pointe Noire, Congo, and in Douala, Cameroon.

The respective parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.

“Our cooperation with Bolloré goes back to 2007, when Bolloré purchased its first RTG for Abidjan Terminal in Ivory Coast,” commented Antoine Bosquet, Konecranes’ sales director, port cranes, in the IMEA region.

We have delivered 35 RTGs to container terminals operated by Bolloré Group in West Africa, and we are very proud to get this new order which will bring the total to 43,” says “Africa is a growing market for Bolloré and Konecranes. We are delighted to be part of Bolloré’s growth in Africa.”

The eight RTG cranes will be equipped with the new Konecranes smarter cabin, auto steering, a variable speed engine and diesel fuel saver technology. The hydraulic-free, 16-wheel RTGs have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes stacking 1-over-5 containers high and seven plus truck lanes wide.

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