On the way to a greener facility
The Port of Savannah is home to the largest single terminal container facility of its kind in North America. It has two deepwater terminals and handled eight percent of the U.S. containerised cargo volume and 10.9 percent of all U.S. containerised exports in 2013.
As part of its long-term mission to reduce emissions and protect the environment around the port while increasing the port’s efficiency and growing its business, the Georgia Ports Authority will take delivery of 10 all-electric Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) Konecranes by the northern summer of 2016. This will give it 146 Konecranes RTGs. This moves the Port forward in its aim to eventually have only an electric f leet.
The Konecranes RTGs on order are high-performance, 16-wheel RTGs with a lifting capacity of 41 tons, a stacking height of one-over-five, and a stacking width of six plus truck lane wide. The all-electric cranes are powered by a busbar system and equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system which prevents container sway and significantly improves container handling performance. DGPS Autosteering is included, which keeps the crane on a pre-programmed, straight driving path. They will also have Konecranes’ TRUCONNECT remote monitoring system.