Published: 2018-12-07

Port of Houston buys RTGs from Konecranes

Technology Port of Houston buys RTGs from Konecranes

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The Finnish manufacturer of port handling equipment will deliver eight hybrid diesel-electric rubber tyred gantry cranes to the Barbours Cut Terminal in Q1 2020.

The machinery, able to lift up to 50t and stack containers 1-over-5 high and 6 plus truck lane wide, will feature a tier 4f engine that will charge the lithium-ion battery pack when necessary. The status of the battery system will be possible to be monitored via a remote connection, Konecranes’ TRUCONNECT®.

In addition, the gantries will be equipped with a number of other performance- and safety-enhancing systems, including active load control, auto-steering, auto-positioning, stack collision prevention, truck lift prevention, and auto-terminal operating system reporting.

The latest batch will join the Port of Houston's Konecranes RTG fleet, which over the past 15 years has grown to 90 units.

"These RTGs will help Port Houston to reach its long-term eco-efficiency goals. Konecranes is constantly pushing the limits of battery technology and electrification to make our container handling equipment more eco-efficient without compromising crane performance in any way. I'm very pleased that Port Houston has the confidence in our technology to select these advanced RTGs," Jussi Suhonen, Sales Director Americas, Konecranes Port Solutions, commented on the order.

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