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Konecranes to deliver RTGs to Terport in Paraguay

Konecranes has signed an agreement with Terport (Terminales Portuarias S.A.) for the delivery of two Boxhunter rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes.

The cranes will be delivered in early 2018 to Terport’s container terminal located in Villeta i.o San Antonio, on the outskirts of Asunción.

The terminal, which handles container traffic on the Paraguay river, will become the first terminal in Paraguay to operate RTG cranes.

The facility currently provids a wide range of services to importers, exporters, feeders, line operators and special cargo (heavy) carriers.

Jussi Suhonen, Konecranes’ sales director in the Americas, said that the Boxhunter was a good option for a multipurpose container terminal.

“You need to be able to jump into the machine quickly, carry out a container move on the fly, jump out again and do something else,” he stated.

The machine’s design allows the operator to sit in a heads-up position in a cabin down at the truck lane, climbing in and out of the cabin “in seconds” and seeing all the container action down low.

According to a Konecranes statement, operators have good visibility when driving the cranes due to video and laser technology.

The cranes on order will stack one-over-five containers high and seven containers wide plus truck lane, with a lifting capacity of 40.6 tonnes.

They will be fully electric, driven by a cable reel system with fibre optics included.

The auto-steering feature will be included, which allows the crane to be driven on a pre-programmed, straight path.

Truconnect remote technical support is a standard part of the package.