Noatum Container Terminal in Valencia has ordered six rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) from Konecranes.
The cranes will be delivered in spring 2017 and will add to the 21 Koncranes RTGs already at the port, which were bought in four separate orders.
Gustavo Ferrer, Noatum’s terminal manager, said: “I have been working with Konecranes for years and we have a good relationship. The cranes are reliable and high-performing. Konecranes’ local service, based in Valencia, is excellent.”
The RTGs on order will have a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes while stacking one-over-five containers high and six plus truck lane wide. They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control and Diesel Fuel Saver systems.
“Winning a repeat order is always very satisfying, because it shows that we’re doing some very important things right,” said Konecranes sales manager for port cranes, Antti Halonen, “we’ll do our very best to keep earning Noatum’s trust.”
Noatum is the biggest container terminal at the Port of Valencia, which is the biggest container port in Spain, serving a large Central Spanish hinterland which includes Madrid.