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Konecranes BOXHUNTER RTGs to Vietnam

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Konecranes 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 Port has been operating two Konecranes BOXHUNTER RTGs since 2017, and the cranes have been instrumental in the port’s growth. Ben Nghe is centrally located on the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City, and serves both domestic and international container traffic.

Mr. Dang Hoai Giang, Chairman of the Board of Ben Nghe Port, said: “The BOXHUNTER RTG has met our expectations and we look forward to receiving two more and putting them into service. Konecranes has supported us well. Acquiring two more BOXHUNTERs was an easy decision.”

Jerry Fann, Sales Director China and Southeast Asia, Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “The popularity of the BOXHUNTER RTG is growing throughout the world and I’m honored that Ben Nghe Port has decided to purchase more of these innovative RTGs from us.”

The BOXHUNTER RTG is ready for the future with a modern operating concept that puts the operator down in a cabin at the truck lane, close to the truck loading and unloading action.

Ben Nghe’s new BOXHUNTERs will be fully-electric 16-wheel machines, powered by cable reel like its current BOXHUNTERs. They will stack 1-over-5 containers high with an operating width of 6 containers plus truck lane. They will be equipped with GPS-based auto-steering and TRUCONNECT® remote technical support.

Powered by Ecolifting is Kone­cranes’ vision to reduce the footprint and increase the handprint of equipment for container terminals. From eco-optimizing diesel drives to hybridization and fully-electrified fleets, we will continue to do more with less.

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Konecranes to deliver mobile harbor crane to new terminal in Trieste

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In the second quarter of 2020, Piattaforma Logistica Trieste S.r.L. ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for a new terminal in the Port of Trieste in northeastern Italy. After delivery in September and commissioning in October, the crane will handle containers, general cargo and heavy project cargo.

PLT is a partnership formed by local companies to build and operate in a public private partnership with the Trieste Port Authority, a new marine terminal in the Port of Trieste, at the very north end of the Adriatic Sea.

The port has been a key regional transport hub for centuries but has experienced a marked increase in intermodal shipping traffic in recent decades as it provides a gateway to growing trade with central and eastern Europe. The new terminal needs a flexible crane for all types of cargo vessels and PLT feels that Konecranes fulfills their requirements exactly.

“Our partner companies have had very good experience with Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes at their other terminals,” says Matteo Parisi, a Member of the Board of Francesco Parisi S.p.A., the main shareholder in PLT. “Konecranes’ renowned reliability and flexibility, together with their advanced, green technology make it the right choice for a new terminal like ours in Trieste.”

The new crane will be a Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 Mobile Harbor Crane in the G HMK 5506 variant. This order includes two twin-lift spreaders with 60 t capacity for containers, a good example of the high versatility of the crane. Its working radius of up to 51 m gives the reach needed for ships up to post-Panamax class and a maximum lifting capacity of 125 t allows both general cargo and heavy project cargo handling.

The crane can also lift bulk materials with a motor grab if necessary. Smart crane features, including a hoisting height assistant, and a landside lowering function, make the job of the operator easier and safer.

The cranes will have built-in readiness for an external power supply, so conversion to electric operation will be easy when resources allow. Web-based reporting and a remote desktop provide relevant crane data to increase both performance and serviceability. Local service technicians and operators will receive customized Konecranes training as part of the package.

“An order like this demonstrates the strength of our customer relationships and our cranes,” says Gino Gherri, Regional Sales Manager for Konecranes Port Solutions. “Our versatile Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes are perfectly suited to beginning operations at new terminals like this one.”

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New mega crane arrives at PSA Halifax

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Halifax, Nova Scotia – Continuing with the development of the South End Container Terminal, PSA Halifax, operator of the south-end facility, welcomes another major piece of superstructure with the arrival of a new Super-Post Panamax ship-to-shore container gantry crane.

Able to lift cargo more than 51 metres (170 feet) from the ground and with outreach of 66 metres (217 feet) that can span across 24 containers, this is the largest ship-to-shore crane in Eastern Canada. The arrival brings the total compliment of SPPX quay cranes at PSA Halifax to five. 

With a terminal area of 32 ha, a quay length of 1,045m and a depth of 16.5m, PSA Halifax is the only Canadian port in Eastern Canada that can accommodate Ultra-Class Container Vessels. According to Kim Holtermand, CEO and Managing Director, “PSA Halifax is investing in larger equipment in line with the growing dimensions of the vessels. With ships of more than 14,000TEU capacity arriving at the Terminal, the new crane ensures that PSA Halifax has capable equipment for today and for the future.” 

Through strategic planning and investment, the Halifax Port Authority is nearing completion of a deep- water berth extension that will meet the growing deployment of the Ultra-Class Vessels. “The Port of Halifax recently welcomed our first vessel over 14,000 TEU, and we anticipate receiving the first 15,000+ TEU vessel in the coming months. The arrival of this new crane at PSA Halifax is a significant piece of the overall strategy to ensure the Port of Halifax remains an efficient and reliable deep-water international gateway,” said Captain Allan Gray, President and CEO, Halifax Port Authority. “I congratulate the entire team at PSA Halifax for all of the work and planning that went into making this event a reality.” 

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Konecranes receives order from Louisiana for two portal harbor cranes

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The Port of South Louisiana is America’s largest tonnage sea gateway for international trade. With increased throughput tonnage and the need for efficiency, Globalplex, located in Reserve, Louisiana and on the east bank of the Mississippi River, saw the need for new, updated equipment. Konecranes will be providing the required high-performance and extremely robust port equipment that would handle the large cargo volume and years of continuous use.

“Acquiring these cranes is an important addition to our port” said Paul Aucoin, Executive Director for the Port of South Louisiana. “The Port of South Louisiana is committed to maintaining and expanding our infrastructure capabilities to keep the port competitive and efficient in the global market.”

Their two new cranes will be Konecranes Gottwald Portal Harbor Cranes in the G HSK 6548 B four-rope variant, with a maximum lifting capacity of 125 t. These flexible machines offer the potential for continuous-duty bulk material handling or heavy project cargo, but the order also includes a boom-top cable reel to operate electric spreaders for container handling. Included are smart crane features such as hoisting-height and working-range assistants and cargo-hold totalizer. Further, web reporting and remote desktop control utilize the latest technology that add ergonomics, efficiency and safety to crane operation and performance. Mounted on customized portals, the cranes will use the existing rail infrastructure. In order to minimize downtime, the order includes a large spare part package so that maintenance and some repairs can be completed quickly by their own technicians.

“We’ve taken the time to build a good customer relationship, and you can see the results,” says Alan Garcia, Sales Manager, Americas, Konecranes Port Solutions. “After two years working on this challenging project, it’s very satisfying to achieve what we set out to do. We hope to continue working with both Port of South Louisiana and Globalplex long into the future.”

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