Paraguay to Receive First RTG Cranes


Konecranes has signed an agreement with Terport S.A. (Terminales Portuarias S.A.) in Paraguay, South America, for the delivery of two BOXHUNTER RTGs to its container terminal, the first in the country to operate RTG cranes.

The terminal, located in Villeta i.o San Antonio on the outskirts of Asunción, handles container traffic on the Paraguay River and provides a wide range of services to importers, exporters, feeders, line operators and special cargo (heavy) carriers.

The fully electric BOXHUNTER RTGs will stack one-over-five containers high and seven containers wide, including the truck lane, with a lifting capacity of 40.6 tons and driven by a cable reel system with fiber optics.

The auto-steering feature will also be included, which allows the crane to be driven on a pre-programmed straight path. TRUCONNECT remote technical support is a standard part of the package.

Konecranes is planning the delivery for early 2018.

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Jussi Suhonen, Konecranes’ Sales Director, Region Americas, said: “The BOXHUNTER RTG is an ideal match for the varied needs of this kind of multipurpose container terminal.

“You need to be able to jump into the machine quickly, carry out a container move on the fly, jump out again and do something else.

“BOXHUNTER will allow Terport to handle more container traffic with more flexibility in the same space.”      

According to Konecranes, BOXHUNTER is designed to be quick to learn and easy to drive as its operating concept uses advanced video and laser technology to support the operator’s visibility.

The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal.  

Konecranes recently signed another contract with Virginia Port Authority in the US for the delivery of four Cantilever Rail Mounted Gantry (CRMG) cranes as part of as part of its intermodal yard expansion.

View Konecranes' latest PTI whitepaper: '2016 Update: RTG Automation'


Image: BOXHUNTER RTG at work in Myanmar

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