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Konecranes has signed a US$50m contract with the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) for the delivery of four super post-Panamax ship-to-shore container cranes and 15 all-electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to the Garden City Terminal in the Port of Savannah. Deliveries will begin in the spring of 2007 and will continue until April 2008.

Konecranes agrees US$50m contract with GPA

With bigger vessels and the volume of containers increasing, Savannah needs bigger and faster cranes for container handling. The new ship-to-shore cranes can service the largest vessels in the world, while the RTGs provide a fast container flow on the yard. To date, Konecranes has delivered 11 ship-to-shore cranes and 31 RTGs to GPA.

The new super post-Panamax container cranes have a 65 ton lifting capacity and can handle ships up to 22 containers wide, using the twinlift technique. Their structure is based on Konecranes’ new BoxHunter/61668 modular design, with an outreach of 61 m, which makes them capable of dealing with the largest vessels to be built in the near future. The 16-wheel RTGs have a lifting capacity of 50 tons and are capable of stacking containers one-over-five high and six plus truck lane wide.