Georgia Ports Authority Orders 22 Container Cranes
The Port of Savannah, Georgia, has the single largest and fastest-growing container terminal in the U.S. It is run by the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) and its operations are being expanded, with investments in new container handling capacity. Projects now underway will add 1.7 million TEUs of annual capacity in a few months.
“The container cranes on order will be key to the GPA handling the increasing volumes and will support continued growth. The 7 ship-to-shore cranes (STS) can handle the world’s largest container vessels, with a lifting height of 50 m and an outreach of 70 m. The rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTG) will be delivered as fully electric and carbon neutral, with a lifting capacity of 36.3 t,” said Jussi Suhonen, vice president Regional Sales Americas, Port Solutions, Konecranes.
The STS cranes will be equipped with snag prevention, anti-collision systems and cameras for the operators. They will bring GPA’s fleet of Konecranes STSs to a total of 42.
The 15 Konecranes RTGs on order are supplied with cable reel systems for electric operation. They are high-performance, 16-wheel RTGs with a stacking height of 1-over-6. They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system, which prevents container sway. Furthermore, they will have Konecranes’ TRUCONNECT® remote monitoring system. When the new RTGs are in service, the GPA will operate a fleet of 225 Konecranes RTGs
This order is part of Ecolifting, Konecranes’ continuous work to decrease the carbon footprints of its customers. From eco-optimizing diesel drives to hybridization and fully electric fleets, Konecranes will continue to do more with less.
A strong focus on customers and a commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus its work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.
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