Koper buys first Konecranes Boxporter RMGs


The Slovenian Port of Koper has made the first ever purchase of the newly launched Konecranes Box porter rail-mounted gantry crane.

The operator of the Port of Koper in Slovenia, Luka Koper d.d., has ordered a Boxporter RMG crane from Konecranes. Boxporter is a new RMG with an advanced operating system that gives the crane operator an exceedingly clear view over every container move.

The operating system incorporates innovations that have been field-proven by Konecranes in the remote operation of its automated stacking cranes.  

Marko Babič, Director, Luka Koper Container Terminal, said: “Konecranes is always working towards the future. They have again showed how we can use the latest crane technology, this time to improve the crane driving experience while respecting our environment and terminal characteristics.

“With the Boxporter RMG our crane operators will get better visibility and ergonomics, and thus a better overall driving experience.”

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Antti Halonen, Sales Manager, Konecranes, and Port Cranes, said: “Luka Koper is a forward-looking container port, and I’m very happy to receive their enthusiastic response to our innovative Boxporter RMG.

I’m sure they will be very satisfied by the performance and reliability of this crane”

The Port of Koper was established in 1957. It has grown steadily over the years, and now comprises 12 specialized terminals employing around 1,000 people.

It is the leading container terminal in the Adriatic, handling 790,736 TEU in 2015. Luka Koper recently started an important investment cycle worth EUR 300 million. Around EUR 235 million will be allocated to the container terminal itself, enabling an increase from the current annual capacity of 950,000 TEU to 1.3 million TEU by 2020.

Konecranes recently received a huge order for 12 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) in Charleston, South Carolina, US.

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