OREANDA-NEWS. In July 2015 Konecranes received a repeat order for thirteen Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Bollor? Group. In the second half of 2016, the cranes will be delivered to container terminals operated by Bollor? Africa Logistics in Cotonou, Benin, and Lome, Togo. Five RTGs will be delivered to Cotonou, and eight RTGs will be delivered to Lome.

“Our excellent cooperation with Bollore continues. We have 69 RTGs either delivered or under production, to container terminals operated by Bollore Group in West Africa, and with this new order the total will reach 82,” says Antoine Bosquet, Sales Director, Konecranes, Port Cranes. “Bollore is going from strength to strength in Africa, and Konecranes is proud to be part of it."

The thirteen RTG cranes will be equipped with Konecranes’ smarter cabin offering improved ergonomics, visibility and safety. They will also have advanced Konecranes technology such as Autosteering, which keeps the crane on a pre-programmed, straight driving path, and Variable Speed Engine and Diesel Fuel Saver technology. Taken together, these features help to improve operating safety and increase productivity.

The RTG container positioning systems will be connected to the ports’ Terminal Operating Systems offering correct, real-time container positioning and an accurate inventory. The RTG cranes will also be equipped with TRUCONNECT remote access technology, enabling remote diagnostics for maintenance purposes.

The hydraulics-free, 16-wheel RTGs have a lifting capacity of 40 tons stacking 1-over-5 containers high and 7 plus truck lane wide.

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 2014, Group sales totaled EUR 2,011 million. The Group has 12,000 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).