On the way to a greener fa­cil­ity

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - NEWS -

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.

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