In March 2014 Konecranes received a major order for eighteen Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from DP World’s Yarimca container terminal in Turkey. The all-electric cable reel RTGs will be delivered in 2015. Konecranes has previously delivered container handling equipment to DP World terminals in Algeria, Egypt, India and the UAE, but this order is the first all-electric RTG order for DP World. The order was booked in the first quarter 2014.
DP World’s Yarimca container terminal is being developed by DP World, the world’s third largest global container terminal operator. DP World Yarimca will be one of the biggest container terminals in Turkey with an annual capacity of 1.3 Million TEUs.
Konecranes will also deliver 4 Super Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and 20 RTG cranes to Georgia Ports Authority in the US. The Georgia Ports Authority Board recently approved more than 80 million dollar to purchase the cranes to be used to handle containers at Garden City Terminal.
With this order for four Konecranes STS cranes, GPA will have a total of 27 Konecranes Ship-to-Shore cranes in Port of Savannah. The RTGs, which are employed to handle cargo in the container field, will arrive in periodic shipments over the next two years. All 20 cranes will have the capacity to convert to electric power as the GPA continues its effort to transition away from diesel fuel. The 20-crane purchase will bring the Port of Savannah’s Konecranes RTG fleet to 136.
The Port of Savannah, home to the largest single-terminal container facility of its kind in North America, is comprised of two modern, deepwater terminals: Garden City Terminal and Ocean Terminal. Together, these facilities exemplify the GPA’s exacting standards of efficiency and productivity. The Port of Savannah handled 8 percent of the U.S. containerized cargo volume and 10.9 percent of all U.S. containerized exports in 2013.