FINLAND's Konecranes has received an order for 15 rubber tyre gantry (RTG) cranes to be delivered to three container terminals operated in West Africa by Bollore Africa Logistics.
Two of these terminals, the Togo Terminal in Lome, which received four RTGs and the Benin Terminal in Cotonou, Benin which will receive five are new Konecranes RTG customers.
Six RTGs will be delivered to Bollore's container terminal in Pointe Noire, Congo, which already operates Konecranes RTGs.
"We are delighted to be part of Bollore's growth in Africa, adding the terminals Benin Terminal and Togo Terminal to the list of container terminals operating Konecranes RTGs in West Africa," said regional sales director Antoine Bosquet.
The 15 RTG cranes will be equipped with the Konecranes Smarter Cabin offering improved ergonomics, visibility and safety. They will also have advanced Konecranes technology such as auto-steering, which keeps the crane on a pre-programmed, straight driving path and variable speed engine and diesel fuel saver technology.
The RTG container positioning systems will be connected to the customers' terminal operating systems ensuring correct, real-time container positioning and an accurate inventory. The RTG cranes will also be equipped with TRUCONNECT Remote monitoring, enabling remote diagnostics for maintenance purposes.
The hydraulics-free, 16-wheel RTGs will have a lifting capacity of 40 tons stacking one-over-five containers high and 7 plus truck lane wide.
Source : HKSG.