Konecranes has received an order for 26 Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. The cranes will be delivered to SCPA’s Wando Welch Terminal in the Port of Charleston and Inland Port Greer. Deliveries will take place in 2019 – 2020. When the 26 new RTGs are operational, the SCPA will operate a fleet of 81 Konecranes RTGs.
The South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) owns and operates public seaport facilities in Charleston, South Carolina and inland terminals in Greer and Dillon, South Carolina.
Twenty-four of the new RTGs will be delivered to the SCPA’s Wando Welch Terminal to support operation modernization plans and increase container yard capacity. Inland Port Greer will receive two of the new cranes to support its continuing volume growth.
“This makes our 6th and largest RTG order with Konecranes since 1998. We continue to return to Konecranes as their RTGs have proven to be best in class for their quality construction, operating characteristics and long-term serviceability. Konecranes also provides excellent technical and maintenance support from their local facilities. We look forward to building on our already strong partnership with Konecranes”, says Stevenson E. Kemp, Jr., PE Senior Director, Terminal Strategy, Facility Operations and Maintenance.
“Our relationship with the South Carolina Ports Authority is getting stronger. I’m pleased to see their continued trust in us in the form of this significant order,” says Jussi Suhonen, Regional Sales Director Americas, Port Solutions, Konecranes.
The RTGs on order have a lifting capacity of 50 tons while stacking 1-over-5 containers high and six plus truck lane wide. They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control, which eliminates container sway to increase container handling performance. They will also be equipped with the Auto-steering and Truck Lift Prevention features, and they will have built-in readiness for special features like Stack Collision Prevention and Auto-truck Guiding.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. The Group has 17,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes class A shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).
Konecranes is a world-leading provider of lifting solutions and service, with a track record in pioneering, leading, and shaping developments in the industry.
Konecranes customer service and lifting equipment keep production processes up and running around the world, meeting tough end-user demands for increased uptime, reliability, safety, top performance and the lowest possible lifetime costs. We have the right equipment - large and small - to help our customers run their operations very efficiently, whatever the field they are in, from paper, primary metals, mining, ports, and shipyards to power generation, waste management, plastics, automotive manufacturing, and numerous other applications.
We also lead the industry in the development of preventive service and offer that expertise to our customers through a global network of service professionals operating from more than 370 service depots worldwide.
Our extensive service network provides us with a valuable source of experience and know-how, and we use this input in further developing our expertise. In particular, we focus on areas such as advanced automation, preventive service, remote monitoring, product design, operator ergonomy and safety, and environmentally sound solutions.
We are organized along three global business areas: Heavy Lifting, Standard Lifting and Service.
Konecranes sales totalled EUR 1,483 million in 2006, and we employ approximately 7500 people in 41 countries. KCI Konecranes Plc's shares are listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange (symbol: KCI1V) and our shareholders represent a cross-section of international investors.