From smart features up to full automation, your path to port automation can include supervised operation and remote operation to smoothly introduce the power of automation. The path to port automation applies to all container handling equipment brands. Full automation can be the final goal but it doesn’t have to be. Flexibility is the key.

Idling is loss

In a typical container terminal with RTG or RMG yard cranes, the crane and the operator are in a one-to-one relationship. Each operator has a specific crane coupled to him at any given time. If the crane isn’t needed for a container handling task, then the operator is also idle – average idling time amounts to some 20% of the overall working time (a conservative estimate).

Improve efficiency and safety


Konecranes offers the possibility of de-coupling the crane and operator. In this model, the operator works in a safe and ergonomic office environment and can operate different cranes at different times. The cranes are operated using Konecranes’ field-proven Remote Operating Station (ROS) concept. De-coupling the crane and operator, and eliminating operator idling time, can produce significant productivity increases --  many more container moves per day with the same equipment and improved employee safety and satisfaction. Watch the video below and contact us to discuss how your port could take this leap forward!


Supervised operation and remote operation

Supervised operation and remote operation are concepts in the Konecranes path to fully-automated yard crane operation. They are fully-realized, field-proven concepts in their own right.

In the Konecranes supervised operation concept, the Konecranes RMGs or RTGs have operator cabins equipped with operator hold-to-run buttons, foot pedals or conventional joysticks. The technology helps the operator to move the cranes and containers, allowing him or her to focus more on the container handling sequence while the technology helps to move the containers. This can also be applied to a remote operation model, keeping the work cycles split evenly between man and machine. This allows the terminal to make a smooth transition from manual to remote operation.

The Konecranes remote operation concept de-couples the crane and the operator. The operator works at a remote operating station in an office environment, choosing which crane to operate remotely.

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Automated RTG (ARTG) System

The Konecranes ARTG system version 2.0 offers great new advantages for operators of container terminals using RTG cranes. Foremost among these is how it can be retrofit to literally any brownfield container terminal. It can fit any container stack envelope because it uses space very effectively.


Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) Cranes

We offer Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and Konecranes Noell RTGs that make container handling safer, more productive and more reliable. The Konecranes RTG has an intelligent steel structure, Active Load Control (ALC) technology and a smarter cabin, making this RTG the most productive and reliable in the world


Automated RMG (ARMG) System

The Konecranes Automated RMG (ARMG) system offers valuable advantages in an ever-more automated industry. These advantages are being realized by leading container terminals around the world where Konecranes ARMG systems are hard at work.


Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) Cranes

The Konecranes RMG (rail mounted gantry crane) is the result of decades of crane design experience and knowledge from the field. It incorporates a host of technological innovations, most notably the smarter cabin with video and monitoring technology that provides superb visibility to container handling operations.


Ship-to-Shore (STS) Gantry Cranes

Konecranes has over 40 years of experience in the design, manufacture and delivery of Ship-to-Shore (STS) container cranes. Around the world they are increasing the productivity of quayside operations while decreasing dwell times.


Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers

Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers are known for their excellent maneuverability, high speed and reliability. They do not need yard infrastructure, so initial investment costs are low. They are available in different sizes, stacking containers 1-over-2 or 1-over-3, ideally suited for step-by-step enlargement of container terminals as required.


Konecranes Noell A-STRAD

Konecranes, the inventor of automated horizontal transport, is pleased to introduce the Konecranes Noell Automated Straddle Carrier (A-STRAD) for brown, green and future fields.


Konecranes Noell A-SPRINTER

Konecranes, the inventor of automated horizontal transport, is pleased to introduce the Konecranes Noell Automated Sprinter Carrier (A-SPRINTER) for automated horizontal transport at greenfield automated terminals.


Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV)

Konecranes Gottwald automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are unmanned, software-controlled container transporters which provide an efficient link between the harbor quay and the stackyard in large container terminals.


Automated Terminal Tractor (A-TT)

Konecranes is pleased to announce that we now supply automated terminal tractors (A-TT). Terberg will be our partner in this effort, as a certifed supplier of terminal tractors. Konecranes will supply the automation technology as part of turn-key automated container handling delivery.

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