Konecranes launches three automation technologies to the container handling

- 05/07/2017, 12:06

Konecranes launched and introduce three automation-related technologies to the container handling industry during the recent 2017 Terminal Operations Conference (TOC) Europe exhibition in Amsterdam.


The three technologies include: the first “A” was the Konecranes Noell straddle carrier (A-STRAD) and automated Sprinter Carrier (A-SPRINTER) systems. The first deal for this new technology was made with the Port of Auckland, New Zealand. Twenty-seven new Konecranes Noell A-STRADS will be delivered to Auckland, and twenty-one of their existing Konecranes Noell straddle carriers will be upgraded to A-STRAD level. The deal includes the TEAMS equipment control and fleet management system, the Navimatic navigation system, and process automation featuring interchange and fence control systems.

The second “A” concerns Konecranes Gottwald AGVs and new lithium-ion battery technology that gives many benefits including greater efficiency at lower deadweights, and faster charging. 

The third “A” was the announcement of cooperation with Terberg, a respected provider of terminal tractors and other special vehicles. Konecranes will provide Automated Terminal Tractors (A-TT) systems, with Terberg supplying the tractors and Konecranes supplying the automation technology and turn-key, integrated system delivery. 

With A-TT Konecranes completes the puzzle of automated horizontal transport, by supplying AGVs, A-SPRINTERS (A-STRADs) and A-TTs.


Konecranes Asia Pacific includes Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealan.(dj)