Konecranes Wins Chinese Order for Two Barge Cranes
In the first quarter of 2021, Jiangsu Zhenjiang Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Cranes on Barge. The cranes will be operated by Cosco Shipping Bulk Co. Ltd. (Cosco Bulk) off the coast of Guinea, Africa.Home to the world’s largest reserves of bauxite, the Guinean mining industry has been expanding. Cosco Bulk, a subsidiary of a world-leading shipping company, China Cosco Shipping Corporation Limited, found they needed more cranes to cope with the volume.
DP World Antwerp Gateway Orders Fleet of Automated Stacking Cranes
DP World Antwerp Gateway has ordered a fleet of 34 Automated Stacking Cranes for its container terminal in Antwerp, Belgium. The Konecranes Gottwald ARMGs will be an expansion to the current fleet of 20 currently in operation. The first batch will be delivered in Q2 2022, the last batch by 2026. This order was booked in December 2020.DP World Antwerp Gateway was very motivated to continue their current operating concept, using their current ASC system delivered by Gottwald in 2006.
Tech Files: Breathing New Life into Old Port Cranes
Retrofits of new features into existing ports cranes can produce operational efficiency and safety gains not included on cranes delivered 15-20 years ago, including Ship-to-Shore (STS) Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) and Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) types. Here, Dmitry Lapin, Knowledge and Development Manager, Port Services, Konecranes, looks at retrofit options proven in applications internationally.Sooner or later, the owners of ports cargo handling equipment are going to face a number of technical and organizational questions about the future.
Konecranes and Cargotec to Merge
Finnish engineering firm Konecranes and cargo handling machinery maker Cargotec plan to merge to help speed up innovation and reap savings, they said on Thursday, sending both of their shares sharply higher.The boards of the companies, which provide road and sea-cargo handling machinery and services to industries, factories, ports and terminals, said they had signed a plan under which Konecranes would be folded into Cargotec in a merger of equals.Cargotec shares jumped around 25%, while Konecranes stock was up around 17%, giving a combined market value of around 4.5 billion euros ($5.3 billion
Konecranes Wins Sprinter Carriers Order in Busan
The HDC Hyundai Development Company of Korea has ordered a fleet of 28 Konecranes Noell Sprinter Carriers for Busan New Port 2-4 in Busan, Korea. The Sprinter Carriers will be delivered as part of the port’s expansion project 2-4. The order was booked in August 2020.The Sprinter Carriers on order are man-driven, with built-in readiness for automation. They are diesel-electric machines stacking containers one-over-one as part of swift container transfer between the quayside and container yard.The first batch of 20 machines with single-lift spreaders…
Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg Adds RTG Cranes
Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg (CTSP) has taken delivery of two new rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes to be used for moving and stacking containers at the terminal’s rear yards.The cranes delivery is the last under the terminal's 2020 expansion plan. The fleet of the terminal’s container yard equipment has thus been expanded with five new Konecranes RTGs.The cranes of 50 metric tons in capacity are able to make stacks of 5+1 containers high and 7+1 containers wide. The RTGs…
Konecranes to Deliver More RTG Cranes in Vietnam
Finland-based Konecranes said it has won another order from Ben Nghe Port in Vietnam for two BOXHUNTER RTG cranes. The cranes will be delivered in cooperation with Telin Group JSC in April of 2021. The order was booked in March 2020.Ben Nghe is centrally located on the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, and serves both domestic and international container traffic. The port has been operating two Konecranes BOXHUNTER RTGs since 2017.According to the manufacturer, the BOXHUNTER RTG features a modern operating concept that puts the operator down in a cabin at the truck lane…
Konecranes Wins its Largest-ever Order for Reach Stackers
In March 2020, Konecranes announced it won its largest-ever reach stacker contract, from a customer in Germany. The order for 39 reach stackers was won with Konecranes’ distributor Richter Fördertechnik GmbH & Co. KG. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in Q3 2020 and run until Q1 2021.The contract is for the delivery of 39 Konecranes SMV 2216 TC3 reach stackers with modifications to allow for the stacking of 22-ton, 16-ton and 6-ton containers.“This was a long-negotiated contract that involved many people across the organization…
New Port Cranes Arrive in Savannah
The Port of Savannah received three Neo-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes on Tuesday, bringing its total to 36, more than any other single terminal in North America."Along with dock improvements at Garden City Terminal, our growing crane fleet will allow Savannah to serve four 14,000-TEU vessels simultaneously by 2023," said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch. "We're already moving containers from vessel to rail in 24 hours, and these investments will help to ensure cargo fluidity as our business grows."The new cranes…
Nigeria Orders 20 RTG Cranes
Finnish manufacturer Konecranes said it has won an order for 20 rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes from APMT’s West Africa Container Terminal in East Nigeria. The order was booked in two parts, the first in December 2019 and the second in January 2020. Delivery is scheduled to take place from the fourth quarter of 2020 through the second quarter of 2021.APMT’s West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) is located in Onne Port, part of the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone in Nigeria. It was one of the first container terminals to be built in Nigeria under public/private ownership.
Yilport Orders Automated RTG Systems
Cranes manufacturer Konecranes reports it booked an order in December 2019 with Yilport to deliver automated rubber tired gantry (RTG) crane systems to three of Yilport’s European container terminals, including two in Portugal and one in Sweden.The automated RTG systems, each with six Konecranes ARTGs operated under a supervised operation concept, will be built as extensions to the container yards of Yilport’s Gävle container terminal in Sweden and the Liscont and Leixões terminals in Portugal.
Two Mobile Harbor Cranes Arrive at Port of Brownsville
Two new mobile harbor cranes arrived at the Port of Brownsville, in Texas.On January 16, the cranes arrived at the port onboard the 393-foot long specialized cargo carrier M/V BBC ASIA.The Brownsville Navigation District ordered the Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbor cranes in June 2019 to increase the port’s on-dock lifting capacity due to higher demands of cargo volumes.The cranes will handle a variety of cargo including breakbulk, dry-bulk, heavy project cargo and steel…
Teleoperation: Set to Revolutionize Intermodal Operations
As the pressures mount to improve efficiencies, safety and a port’s environmental footprint, the means to make all of that happen are already within reach. And, contrary to what organized labor might think, it’s not about reducing headcounts.Port operations and logistics have significantly changed over the years, yet the core of this line of work remains dangerous, polluting, and repetitive. Autonomous technologies and teleoperation have the ability to change the nature of industrial drudgery…
Konecranes Refurbishing Port Cranes in Taranto
Setting out to create a new Mediterranean shipping hub at Taranto Port, Yilport Holding in December chose Konecranes to refurbish 23 cranes.The Turkish company won a 49-year concession from Italian authorities in 2019 to operate Taranto, located in the southeastern part of the country, and plans to use the port’s central location to create a Mediterranean hub.Konecranes said its contract includes the recommissioning of seven ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 16 rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes that are currently inactive.
Konecranes Acquires MHE-Demag
Konecranes said on Thursday it has completed the acquisition of Jebsen & Jessen’s 50% stake in MHE-Demag, as announced on December 5, 2019.The combined operations of Konecranes and MHE-Demag start on January 2, 2020.With the acquisition, Konecranes increases its presence and market coverage in strategically important and fast-growing Southeast Asia, the Finnish company said. In addition, the acquisition allows Konecranes to target total annual synergies of approximately EUR 10 million at the EBITA level by 2022, it added.
Konecranes Wins $46 mln USN Crane Deal
US Navy has contracted Konecranes to deliver a 175-ton portal jib crane to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in the State of Washington. The $46-million order was booked in December and contains options for six additional portal jib cranes over the next seven years. If realized, the total value of the agreement would be around $330 million.The crane to be provided is a Konecranes tailor-made design, unique with features that allow it to operate on the multiple rail section sizes, straight or curved, located at the Naval base.
Konecranes to Supply RTG Cranes to Tangier Port
Finnish manufacturer of cranes and lifting equipment Konecranes Oyj has won an order to supply a terminal at Tangier Med Port II with 16 Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes.The cranes will be delivered in batches with the last ones arriving by mid-July 2020. The order was booked in May 2019.The 16 Konecranes RTGs will go into service at the new container terminal TC3, Tanger Med 2, in the Port of Tangier. They will be the first Konecranes container cranes in Morocco. Tanger Med 2 is the second phase of development of the Tanger Med port complex.Mr.
Konecranes Appoints New CEO and President
Konecranes, which specialises in the manufacture and service of cranes and lifting equipment, has appointed a new president and CEO, Rob Smith, who will take over his new role as of February 1, 2020.As of today, the Finnish company's CFO, Teo Ottola, who also serves as Deputy CEO, will be acting as the interim CEO until Rob Smith starts in the position."Konecranes has concluded the integration following the MHPS acquisition that took place almost three years ago. The company is now ready for the next phase in its development…
Konecranes Rolls-out 3 Innovative Products
Finland's Konecranes, which specialises in the manufacture and service of cranes and lifting equipment for the ports and terminal industry, has announced the launch of three new lifting products that refresh its portfolio.The additions to their portfolio include the innovative new S-series, which uses a synthetic rope to delivers enhanced lifting performance and longer-lasting use. S- and M-series cranes will offer real-time data and insight via the yourKONECRANES customer portal…
Konecranes Retrofits Crane in DP World Liège
Konecranes Port Services, the team of crane and lifting engineers, software developers and product technicians, will retrofit electrification to a Model 2 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor crane in DP World’s Liège Container Terminal in Belgium, lowering the terminal’s local emissions and noise.The Port of Liège, strategically located along the Meuse river in eastern Belgium, is the third-largest river port in Europe, directly linked to both Antwerp and Rotterdam.The DP World Liège Container Terminal (DPW LCT) is the only trimodal terminal in Wallonia…
Konecranes Delivers Noell Strads to Barcelona
Konecranes has started to deliver a fleet of Konecranes Noell straddle carriers to APMT Barcelona in Spain. Twenty-nine diesel-electric Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers, all equipped with the Konecranes Noell twin-lift spreader, will be delivered to APMT Barcelona in two batches. The delivery times are exceptionally short, considering the size of the order, which was booked in the first quarter. The first batch of 16 machines were ready for acceptance in June 2019, the second batch will be ready in October 2019.
Konecranes Cranes for Winning Int'l Group
A fleet of specially-designed, durable and productive Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes is enhancing supply chain efficiency for Winning International Group.The cranes play a critical role in Winning International Group’s supply chain, by loading 30,000 tonnes per day of bauxite from feeder barges onto a mother vessel, ready for shipment between China and West Africa.“Our Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes have proven themselves in a rough open-sea environment. They have been custom-tailored to our bauxite handling application…
GPA Orders Another Fleet of RTGs
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the USA has ordered a fleet of 20 Konecranes RTGs for the Port of Savannah, Georgia. When these cranes are operational, the Port of Savannah will operate a total of 178 Konecranes RTGs. Konecranes booked the order in the first quarter.The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) owns and operates the Port of Savannah. It is the largest, fastest-growing container terminal in North America and its current fleet of 158 RTG cranes is the largest of its kind…
Konecranes Bags Straddle Carriers Order
The provider of smart port solutions Konecranes’ long relationship with the EUROGATE Group continues with the signing, early this year, of an order for 17 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers for EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg.According to a press release, this order follows upon the delivery in 2018 of 43 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carrier to EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg and Bremerhaven and MSC Gate Bremerhaven.Konecranes’ relationship with the EUROGATE Group extends back to the beginning of containerization 50 years ago.
17 Konecranes Units for EUROGATE Hamburg
Konecranes’ relationship with the EUROGATE Group continues with the signing of an order for 17 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers for EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg. This follows upon the delivery in 2018 of 43 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carrier to EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg and Bremerhaven and MSC Gate Bremerhaven.Konecranes’ relationship with the EUROGATE Group extends back to the beginning of containerization 50 years ago. Today, around 250 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers are operated by EUROGATE terminals in Northern Germany, and the fleet is growing.
Konecranes Delivers Reach Stackers to Ethiopia
Through distributor QOPH Engineering Enterprise, Konecranes has delivered 13 reach stackers to Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE). This order has put 10 reach stackers at Modjo Port & Terminal, Ethiopia’s main dry port which handles most of the country’s trade, with the smaller inland terminals of Kaliti, Mekelle and Kombolcha to get one new reach stacker each. With a capacity of 45 tons, the stackers will be used to handle 20-foot and 40-foot containers at the dry ports.Every reach stacker in the order features a smart MD4 display and multifunctional joystick…