GPA Orders 8 Konecranes Boxporter RMG

Damas Jati - Konecranes, 20/02/2018, 14:59

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The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) in the USA has
embarked upon the Mason Mega Rail Project that will double the Port of
Savannah’s on-dock rail lift capacity to 1 million containers per year. As part
of the project, the GPA has ordered 8 Konecranes BOXPORTER RMG cranes for the
expanded intermodal container handling. Delivery will occur in two parts, one
in the second half of 2019 and one in the second half of 2020.


Work on the GPA’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal
project in Savannah is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2020. This rail
terminal will combine and expand upon the rail yards currently operated by CSX
and Norfolk Southern railroads at GPA’s Garden City Terminal. The project will
also increase the number of working tracks from eight to 18. The terminal will
allow 10,000-ft trains to be loaded and unloaded with containers, rapidly
increasing service to an arc of inland American markets from Memphis to
Chicago.


“The Konecranes RMGs will play an integral role
in our rail expansion, allowing the Port of Savannah to handle more containers
by rail, with greater efficiency than ever before,” said GPA Executive Director
Griff Lynch.


The Konecranes BOXPORTER RMGs on order will
handle containers over double-stacked train carriages. They will serve trains
over nine tracks, and load and unload trucks under the cantilever. They will be
equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system, which eliminates
container sway for maximum container handling productivity. The cranes will
also be equipped with an Access Lane Safety System.


JussiSarpio, Director, RMG cranes, Konecranes,
said: “The Georgia Ports Authority has been an important customer for us since
the early 1990s. This order is another vote of confidence in the productivity
and reliability of our container cranes, which prove themselves in action at
the Port of Savannah every day.”


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