Wednesday , 18 September 2019
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Konecranes wins Lithuanian 12 unit order

Konecranes has won a repeat order for ten rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and two ship-to-shore (STS) cranes from the Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.

The order, made by the Lithuanian stevedoring company JSSC Klaipedos Smelte, will be delivered in two parts, with the RTG cranes arriving in Novemeber 2019 and the STS cranes arriving in December 2019.

Rimantas Juška, general director of JSSC Klaipedos Smelte, said: “This repeat order is an important milestone as we grow towards our long-term target of becoming the most efficient container terminal in the eastern Baltic and a 1m teu transshipment hub.”

The post-Panamax STS cranes will have an outreach of 52 m, a lifting capacity of 65 toness and a lifting height of 42 m, allowing them to serve ultra-large container vessels.

The 16-wheel, energy-efficient RTG cranes will be powered by gensets with readiness for conversion to busbar electric power. They offer a lifting capacity of 40 tonnes, can stack one-over-six container high and are six-plus-truck lane wide.

The RTG cranes will also come with an auto-steering feature which keeps them on pre-programmed, straight driving paths, and gantry and stack collision prevention systems.

JSSC Klaipedos Smelte, a part of Terminal Investment Limitied (TIL), already operates seven Konecranes RTGs and three Konecranes STS cranes.

Roman Ivanov, sales manager of port solution at Konecranes, said: “The relationship between JSSC Klaipedos Smelte and Konecranes is getting stronger. The new cranes will help JSSC Klaipedos Smelte to continue growing according to its long-term vision.”