Nov. 22 2017, on an early morning, tugboats from the Savannah River head out to sea to greet the heavy lift ship Swan carrying four Konecranes massive ship-to-shore cranes. The Neo-Panamax cranes are tall enough to lift containers 152 feet above the dock. Lifting capacity for each crane is 72 tons. The booms reach out 192 feet from the dock face. With the booms up, the cranes are 412 feet tall. The new cranes will bring Savannah’s fleet to 30. Six additional Konecranes cranes will arrive in 2020. When all are commissioned, the upgrade will allow the nation’s largest single container facility to move nearly 1,300 containers per hour.
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).