Malta Freeport Terminals has ordered fifteen Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes as part of its continued expansion.
The first set of cranes will be delivered at the end of 2018, with the rest following in spring of 2019.
Malta Freeport, established in 1988 and located in Birzebbugg on the south-eastern coast of Malta, is now the Mediterranean’s third largest trans-shipment ports – which currently operates a fleet of 50 Konecranes RTGs.
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The newly ordered RTGs will be equipped with auto-steering, stack collision reporting and auto-TOS reporting features, and will be able to stack 1-over-6 containers high and 6 rows (plus truck lane) wide.
Sales Manager EMEA of Konecranes Port Solutions, Antti Halonen, said: “Malta Freeport has been an important customer for Konecranes since 2005. We are happy to be a part of the story of its growth and success.
The new RTGs will help Malta Freeport to provide its shipping line customers with greater container handling capacity and reliability.”