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.