Repeat Konecranes order at Port Houston
Konecranes will supply nine rubber tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Texas’ Port Houston in a repeat order due to be delivered to the Bayport Container Terminal in autumn 2018.
The RTGs will have a lifting capacity of 50,000kg, stack 1-over-5 containers high and six plus truck lane wide. They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control, designed to eliminate container sway to increase container handling performance.
“We have experienced a great partnership with Port Houston for a period of over 15 years,” said Jussi Suhonen, sales director for port solutions – Americas region at Konecranes. “This important order is a great demonstration of the partnership and values that we share.”
The cranes will be equipped with safety and environmental features like a gantry anti-collision system, environmentally friendly LED lights and diesel generators with the latest EPA requirements.
The purchase of the RTGs is expected to support the peak demand brought to Port Houston, the largest port both in Texas and on the Gulf Coast, by its next generation container vessels and represents a portion of the USD$1.4bn modernisation project taking place at the port’s container terminals.
The first Konecranes RTGs ordered by Port Houston were delivered in 2003.
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