OREANDA-NEWS. United States Vice President Joe Biden visited the Port of New Orleans on Wednesday February 17, 2016. The day of the visit marked the seventh anniversary of the country’s stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. During his visit, Vice President Biden had the chance to see the ports new intermodal yard, where the newest Konecranes RTGs are being erected.

Konecranes is currently delivering two RTG cranes to the port. They are fully electrical, heavy-duty RTG cranes equipped with Konecranes Active Load Control, which eliminates container sway to increase container handling performance.

“We’re proud to be an important supplier to this intermodal terminal of Port of New Orleans,” says Jussi Suhonen, Sales Director, Port Cranes, region Americas.

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 2015, Group sales totaled EUR 2,126 million. The Group has 11,900 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).