Image courtesy of the South Carolina Ports Authority.
Konecranes has received an order for 26 rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes from the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) in Charleston, South Carolina
The cranes are to be delivered to SCPA’s Wando Welch Terminal and Inland Port Greer at the Port of Charleston between 2019 and 2020 — increasing the fleet size at the port to 81 Konecranes RTG.
Twenty-four of the new RTGs will be delivered to the SCPA’s Wando Welch Terminal to support operation modernization plans and increase container yard capacity, while Inland Port Greer will receive two of the new cranes to support its continuing volume growth.
The RTGs feature a lifting capacity of 50 tons, 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 — with built-in readiness for special features like Stack Collision Prevention and Auto-truck Guiding.
PE Senior Director of Terminal Strategy at SCPA, Stevenson E. Kemp, Jr., said: “This makes our 6th and largest RTG order with Konecranes since 1998.
“We continue to return to Konecranes as their RTGs have proven to be best in class for their quality construction, operating characteristics and long-term serviceability.
“Konecranes also provides excellent technical and maintenance support from their local facilities. We look forward to building on our already strong partnership with Konecranes.”