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Friday, August 23, 2019

Maritime Logistics Professional

Posted by April 8, 2019

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 in the USA with 12 RTGs on delivery during 2019.

The 20 RTGs on order are diesel-electric machines with cable reel readiness for electric operation. They are high-performance, 16-wheel RTGs with a lifting capacity of 50 tons, a stacking height of 1-over-5, and a stacking width of 6 plus truck lane wide. They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system, which prevents container sway. The Auto-steering feature is included, which keeps the cranes on a pre-programmed, straight driving path. Furthermore, they will have Konecranes’ TRUCONNECT remote monitoring system.