Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has ordered ten Konecranes rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes for the Garden City Terminal at the Port of Savannah.
Following the arrival of the cranes, the Garden City Terminal will have a total of 156 Konecranes RTGs, with the new units being used in three new rows that will increase annual capacity at the Port of Savannah by 150,000 teu.
The RTG’s are capable of running on electricity, have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes and will work over stacks that are five containers high and six deep. They will be delivered in two batches of five in the first and second quarters of 2019.
The Port of Savannah handled a record 356,700 teu in April which represents a 7.1% increase over April 2017 and the authority said it is on track to handle more than 300,000 teu in every month of the fiscal year, which would be a first for the facility.
Griff Lynch, GPA executive director, said: “We’re anticipating this to be the first fiscal year for the Port of Savannah to handle more than 4m TEU.”
The Port of Savannah has achieved a growth rate of more than 5% every year for the past decade.