Georgia Ports Authority places Konecranes’ largest RTG order
By Hannah Sundermeyer29 March 2023
The Georgia Ports Authority in Savannah, GA hordered 55 hybrid Konecranes Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes as part of the expansion of its existing container operations at the Ocean Terminal facility. The order, which is Konecranes’ largest-ever for RTGs, was booked in Q1 2023 and deliveries will take place in 2024 and 2025.
“This significant investment in new equipment will help prepare the Port of Savannah to handle more ships and cargo while maintaining the world-class service our customers have come to expect,” said Griff Lynch, executive director, GPA. “Konecranes’ new machines will expand our capabilities, operate at lower cost and leave a smaller carbon footprint than convention diesel cranes.”
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) was the first customer for the Konecranes RTG when it was introduced in 1995. Over the years, the GPA has ordered 288 Konecranes RTGs including the 55 now on order for Ocean Terminal. This order is part of Ecolifting, Konecranes’ continuous work to decrease the carbon footprints of customers, the company said.