The Port of Lomé in Togo, West Africa, has ordered 10 RTGs from Finnish company Konecranes.
The RTGs will be identical to the twelve delivered by Konecranes during 2014 and delivery is scheduled for the end of 2015 or start of 2016.
The machines are all-electric, 16-wheel cranes, powered by a busbar system. They have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes and can stack six containers high and seven wide, plus a truck lane.
They are equipped with auto-steering, a driver aid that keeps the crane on a pre-programmed, straight path.
They are also equipped with a container positioning system, which is connected to the Terminal Operating System. The company said in a statement that this ensures correct, real-time container positioning and an accurate container inventory.
“This new order of Konecranes RTGs for our Lomé Container Terminal is in line with our phase two development of this new terminal, which will make it capable of handling 1,650,000 teu,” said Marc Desmons, engineering services manager of Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), owner of Lomé Container Terminal and subsidiary of Meditteranean Shipping Company.