Konecranes to supply yard and quay cranes to terminal in the Philippines

Konecranes to supply yard and quay cranes to terminal in the Philippines

Kudos Trucking Company (KTC) has ordered two Konecranes Noell rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and two Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) for their terminal in Davao City, the Philippines.

KTC placed the order in June 2019 with the aim to better cope with a surging volume of containers now that the Philippines’ economy is experiencing rapid growth.

Jefferson Tao, general manager of KTC, said: “We’ve had a consistently good experience with lift trucks under Konecranes’ legacy brands.

“So when the time came to increase terminal capacity, we thought it would be worth investing in more Konecranes machines.”

The MHCs included in the combined order are able to load and unload vessels up to Post-Panamax class at the quayside while the RTGs are to be used for handling containers within the yard.

KTC will receive two electric Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 MHCs, both with a lifting capacity of 25 tonnes, at the end of 19 and the RTGs are scheduled to arrive in June 2020 – each with a two-speed engine and a lifting capacity of up to 41 tonnes.

The eco-efficient drive technology of all four machines aims to reduce operational costs like fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Jerry Fann, sales director of port cranes, Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “We are happy to create a further success story in the Philippines.

“In particular, this combined order underlines the strength of our offering – the widest and deepest in container handling.”

KTC started haling ship cargo and containers before moving on to operating container yards, now owning its own port terminal in Davao on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.