Konecranes Secures GCT Deal

 15 Jan 2016    Automation and Optimisation , Container Handling, Rubber-Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGs), Going Places, Ports

Konecranes has received a repeat order for six rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from GCT Canada Limited Partnership for its GCT Deltaport facility located in Port Metro Vancouver, Canada.

The cranes will be delivered fully-erect in the winter of 2017.

When the cranes are operational, GCT Deltaport will operate a fleet of 12 Konecranes RTGs.

The CSA-approved, hydraulics-free Konecranes RTGs in the order are identical to the RTGs to the cranes from an initial order: 16-wheel machines with a lifting capacity of 40 LT, lifting 1-over-5 high and 7-plus-truck lane wide.

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They will be equipped with a Tier 4f diesel genset and Konecranes’ Diesel Fuel Saver technology. The RTGs will also be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system, which eliminates container sway to increase container handling performance.

“After extensive investigation of RTG suppliers and configurations, Konecranes’ 16-wheel RTGs were selected. We believe the solution offers our operations the optimal balance of safety, performance, and quality to best service our customers,” said Eric Waltz, President of GCT Canada.

Each Konecranes RTG will have a Crane Management System (CMS) that will be linked with a Remote CMS system in GCT Deltaport’s central maintenance building.

This allows simultaneous monitoring of all the cranes with implications for improving maintenance. Additional hardware will be installed in the cranes to enable communication between the cranes and GCT Deltaport’s Terminal Operating System (TOS).

“We are proud to once again partner with GCT to provide high capacity, low emission, LED cranes,” said Jussi Suhonen, Sales Director, Region Americas, Konecranes Port Cranes.

“These RTGs are an optimal solution to meet GCT’s stringent dual requirements to ensure safe and enhanced operational performance in the yard.”

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