25.06.2012 - 16:30
In May/June 2012, Konecranes received an order for three RTG (rubber tired gantry) cranes from transportation supplier CSX Intermodal Terminals in the US. This is Konecranes’ first RTG delivery to CSX. The cranes will be delivered in June 2013. The value of the order was not disclosed.
CSX Corporation is one of the leading transportation suppliers in the US, its transportation network covers 23 states. The company’s rail and intermodal businesses provide rail-based transportation services including traditional rail service and the transport of intermodal containers and trailers.
“With hundreds of Konecranes RTGs delivered and success stories from other intermodal terminals we’re very pleased to start cooperating with CSX,” says Jost Dämmgen, Sales Manager, Port Cranes, Konecranes. “Konecranes advanced RTGs will offer our customer lower costs, and increased productivity.”
The ordered RTGs will be used for stacking and moving containers from rail to truck and vice versa. The cranes will be equipped with the latest DGPS-assisted technology for container yards. This includes the Autosteering feature, which keeps the crane on a pre-programmed straight driving path, thus improving safety and increasing productivity. The RTGs will have a lifting capacity of 50 tons and will be able to stack one over three containers high.
Jost Dämmgen, Sales Manager, Port Cranes, Konecranes
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Miikka Kinnunen, Director, Investor Relations, Konecranes
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This press release and a downloadable photo are available on our website www.konecranes.com.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2011, Group sales totaled EUR 1,896 million. The Group has 11,700 employees at 609 locations in 47 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).