The path is clear, from diesel to hybrid to electric operations

Konecranes works for a decarbonized and circular world for customers and society. We are helping to build the means to get there for our customers, step by step. At Konecranes we call this Ecolifting™, a systematic movement towards lower CO2 per container move. Our first major step in this direction was the introduction of our all-electric Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) over ten years ago. Today, Konecranes factories in Finland use renewable electricity only and we are committed to cutting our global emissions in half by 2030. We invite you to join us on this journey. Your carbon footprint is as significant as our own, and it can be smaller. We work hard to help our customers reduce their carbon footprints, wherever they are. There is a difference between seeing the path ahead and walking on that path. Let’s do it together.

Know your product’s footprint 

We use the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to describe the environmental aspects of our products. The EPD is a standardized way of quantifying a product’s environmental impact through a summary of the relevant eco-efficient features. To increase transparency, we use a third- party service provider to conduct a critical review of our claims and data. Read more about EPDs on our Sustainability web pages here. See which products already have it and how to get access to them. 

Inicie suas operações de forma limpa com guindastes pórticos para contêineres sobre pneus (RTG) com emissão neutra de carbono

Start your operations cleanly with RTGs delivered carbon neutral

Before stepping on the path to Ecolifting™, wouldn’t it be nice to start from a clean slate, with container cranes delivered to you in a carbon neutral condition? 

As a world first in the container handling industry, Konecranes delivers hybrid and electric RTGs to customers as carbon neutral as an option. Carbon emissions have been minimized wherever possible, and where not possible they have been compensated as an option for with re-forestation, up to the point of hand-over to the customer. 

Konecranes is in a unique position to help our customers grow into to a low carbon future by providing solutions which strengthen decarbonization and advance electrification, while we decrease the emissions of our own operations and our value chain. We design our products with their complete lifecycle in mind. Most of the environmental impact of a product is defined during the product design stage. Therefore, we carefully analyze our product lifecycle phases in terms of the total carbon footprint. The lifecycle of our RTGs has three distinct phases: manufacturing and material, transport and commissioning; use phase; end-of-life.

Delivering RTGs to our customers in a carbon neutral manner concerns phase 1, which represents around 1/10 of the total CO2 load. Konecranes has worked determinedly and systematically to reduce the CO2 footprint of manufacturing, materials, transportation and commissioning. For the parts where we cannot eliminate all carbon emissions, we have compensated for it by means of a re-forestation scheme.

The usage of the equipment represents the main part of the carbon footprint of the RTG lifecycle – around 9/10.  For this part Konecranes already provides many ways to reduce the carbon footprint with Ecolifting™ power options. In the end-of-life phase, the RTG steel structure can be fully recycled – this phase represents less than 1/10 of the total carbon footprint.

Galeria de arte Ecolifting

Ecolifting art gallery

The Ecolifting art gallery is a rare aesthetic experience. Step on in, and see how Ecolifting can reduce the carbon footprint of your operations and increase your profitability.


Take the first step on the path to Ecolifting

Read more about our Ecolifting products, or contact us to learn more about how we can help increase energy efficiency and decrease emissions.


Ecolifting products

The strategic role of sustainability

How we at Konecranes commit to environmental sustainability

We support our customers in reaching their low-carbon targets with our solutions:

  • Accelerating circularity at all levels of operations
  • Setting and reaching science-based targets for value chain emissions

We work to decarbonize our own operations:

  • Reaching emission targets for own operations       
  • Powering our factories with 100% renewable electricity

Read more about this on our Sustainability web pages here.