Grupo CICE has ordered two rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes from Konecranes for its multipurpose terminal in Veracruz, Mexico.
The cranes will arrive by the end of 2016 on Mexico’s South-East coast about 300 km from Mexico City at the Port of Veracruz, which has plans to expand with two new container terminals.
In a statement, Grupo CICE said that it wanted to optimise the productivity of its operations, noting: “Currently, our company handles approximately 4m tonnes of goods annually. With the two new cranes, we intend to increase the volume of our operations in our facilities”.
The RTGs on order are 16-wheel machines with a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes, lifting one-over-five high and seven-plus-truck lane wide.
They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system, which aims to eliminate container sway to increase container handling performance. They will also be equipped with Diesel Fuel Saver technology by the Finnish manufacturer.
The cranes will have the Konecranes Auto-steering feature, which is supposed to keep the crane on a pre-programmed, straight path during gantry travel, as well as a safety feature called Stack Collision Prevention.
Additionally, the RTGs will have access to Truconnect, a remote service that provides 24/7 access to a network of support centres, offering help to deal with problems and reduce downtime.