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Savannah orders 28 quay cranes and RTGs as ship traffic grows

THE Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has ordered 20 eco-efficient Konecranes rubber tyre gantry cranes and eight ship-to-shore cranes for the Port of Savannah, reports the American Journal of Transportation

18 April 2021 - 19:05
THE Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has ordered 20 eco-efficient Konecranes rubber tyre gantry cranes and eight ship-to-shore cranes for the Port of Savannah, reports the American Journal of Transportation.

Six of the quay cranes will be the largest ever made by Konecranes. The RTG order was booked in Q1 2021, and the STS order was booked in Q4 2020.



The GPA placed the order as it prepares to serve the world's largest container vessels such as the HMM Algeciras class and Maersk's Triple-E class, which have capacities of 24,000 TEU.



Quay cranes will be delivered in two batches, the first in June 2023 and the second in October 2023. The diesel-electric RTG cranes will be delivered in four batches of five cranes in 2021-2022.



'The new high-performance and long-lasting STS cranes on order are part of the Big Ship/Big Berth programme,' said GPA executive director Griff Lynch.



'Six of the new cranes will be very large, enabling us to serve the newpanamax containerships, which will reach us thanks to the dredging of the final portion of Savannah's shipping channel, which will be done by late 2021,' said Mr Lynch.



Said Konecranes vice president Mika Mahlberg: 'Six of the new STS cranes will be the largest that Konecranes will have ever made, and the new RTGs will help the GPA reach their growth and performance targets.'


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