Port of Koper expands fleet with more electric Konecranes RTGs

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Luka Koper d.d. has ordered three electric Konecranes Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes featuring an auto plug-in system.

The low-noise electric RTGs on order are similar to the ones already working at Koper and will be equipped with cable reel systems and an auto plug-in feature.

The RTGs will feed regenerative power back to the local grid and have energy-efficient LED lights.

In addition, the cranes will also have a selection of Smart Features: DGPS Auto-Steering, Auto-TOS Reporting, Auto-Positioning, Truck Lift Prevention and Stack Collision Prevention.

Upon delivery, the Port Koper will count a total of 30 Konecranes RTGs in its fleet.

The order was booked in Q1 2022 and delivery is expected in February 2023.

“Koper is a forward-looking container terminal operator with ambitious environmental goals, a quality that is strongly supported by our ecolifting approach,” said Adel Issa, Sales Manager EMEA, Konecranes, Port Solutions.

Edvin Boškin, Luka Koper’s Technical Manager, added: “It speaks volumes that our Investment Supplier of the Year award has been given to Konecranes a couple of times.“

“We will continue striving to be one of the leading port operators and logistics providers for Central and Eastern Europe.”

Konecranes has released that this contract is part of its Ecolifting project to minimise the carbon footprint of equipment for container terminals.

The Port of Koper set a new monthly record with 99,533 TEU handled in March 2022, surpassing the previous record of 97,101 TEU in March 2021.

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