PLP, which belongs to the Severstaltrans Group of companies, is one of the largest stevedoring companies in the port of St. Petersburg. Cargo traffic is increasing in Russia, so PLP is increasing its terminal capacity in the port. PLP already has six Konecranes cranes in its fleet, one STS and five RTGs.
The newly-ordered STS cranes will be used for loading and unloading Panamax container vessels. They have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes and an outreach of 38 m, and are equipped with Konecranes’ AC electrical control system, which allows for smooth and precise movements.
The six 16-wheel RTGs have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes and can stack 1-over-5 containers high and seven wide plus a truck lane. The price for a Konecranes STS crane is in the range of €5m–€7m, while the cost of a 16-wheel RTG crane varies from €1.1m–€1.4m.