Finnish manufacturer Konecranes has received an order for nine rubber tired gantry (RTG) cranes from the Port of Houston Authority.
Houston’s Bayport container terminal will receive the cranes in mid-2016, bringing the total of Konecranes RTGs at the port to 69.
The nine RTGs on order will have 16 wheels each, a lifting capacity of 40 LT, a stacking height of 1-over-5 and a stacking width of six plus truck lane wide.
They will be powered by a primary Tier 4f diesel genset equipped with Konecranes’ diesel fuel saver technology, and an auxiliary diesel genset.
Other features include an active load control system, which aims to prevent container sway, a smarter cabin, LED lights and a laser-based gantry anti-collision system.
The first phase of the Bayport Terminal opened in January 2007; once the whole terminal is complete, it will have seven container ship berths with an annual capacity of 2.3m teu.