Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) recently ordered from the Finnish Konecranes six ship-to-shore (STS) cranes for its Port of Savannah.
The cranes will have 66 tn of lifting capacity, an outreach of 61 m, and a lifting height of 46 m above the dock.
The new units will be added to the terminal in the first half of 2020, raising the total number of Konecranes' STS in Savannah to 36.
"It is our privilege to deliver another significant batch of STS cranes to GPA. It has been exciting to be part of the port's tremendous growth. The new cranes will add GPA’s capacity to handle the largest vessels calling any port today and tomorrow. They present the latest technology in the industry," Mika Mahlberg, Konecranes Executive Vice President, Business Area Port Solutions, said.
Griff Lynch, Executive Director at GPA, commented; "Our volume growth continues to outpace forecasted demand. Shipping lines are moving 13-14 thou. TEU vessels into service on the East Coast more quickly than anticipated, and concentrating their deliveries at efficient gateway ports like Savannah. This new crane purchase, along with the four already on order, will enable GPA to increase crane capacity by nearly 40%."