This is Konecranes’ fourth RTG order from Petrolesport. Of the previously ordered 11 RTGs, five are in operation and six are being manufactured. Petrolesport is one of the largest stevedoring companies in the port of St. Petersburg and part of the Severstaltrans Group, a leading operator on the transport services market in Russia, the CIS countries and the Baltics. As container traffic is continuously increasing in Russia, Petrolesport is expanding its terminal in the St. Petersburg port.
According to Konecranes, the 16-wheel RTGs which have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes and can stack one over five containers high and six wide plus a truck lane, will be used for flexible and high capacity container handling.
Konecranes RTGs have been very successful in the fast growing Russian container ports with 20 RTGs sold in 2007.