Paceco España has signed a contract to deliver two “Transtainer” rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Klaipedos Konteineriu Terminalas in Kláipeda, Lithuania.
Approximately 15% of containers arrive and depart the terminal by rail, leading the operator to increase its number of RTGs to handle containers to and from rail platforms.
The Volvo diesel cranes, which have 16 wheels, have a width of 6+1 and height of 5+1 and are able to handle 41-tonne containers under a spreader.
A plug-in automation package is available to convert these Transtainers into automatic RTGs, should the port desire.
According to a statement from Paceco, the machines offer rope “reeving stiffness” and an “accessible” cabin, hoping it will improve the driver’s environment.
The Spanish manufacturer hopes that the machine design can help to reduce the total cost of ownership for customers, claiming it offers “efficient energy use, high availability and high maintainability”.
Klaipedos Konteineriu Terminalas is a key gateway in the Baltic region with a terminal capacity of 450,000 teu, making it the third-largest stevedoring company in the Port of Klaipeda.
The company now handles about 12% of all dry cargo shipped through Klaipeda and 60% of the containers, with an average of 40-50 container vessel calls per month.