Konecranes STS cranes begin journey to Savannah, USA

  • Four super post-Panamax cranes en route to GPA facility

Four Konecranes super post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes are currently on their way to the Port of Savannah, Georgia.

The cranes fulfill part of an order from the port’s operator the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) from the Finnish crane manufacturer in 2011, including the delivery of 20 Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes. These cranes are already in operation at the US port.

The STS cranes en route to the Savannah boast a lifting capacity of 66 tonnes and an outreach of 61 metres – identical to the STS cranes that Konecranes delivered to the GPA a few years ago.
The Port of Savannah is the fastest growing container port in the US and the second-largest East Coast, handling 12 percent of all US containerized exports in 2012, a total of 1.6 million TEU. Savannah currently operates 116 Konecranes RTGs and 23 Konecranes STS cranes.

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