Konecranes has delivered Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes to intermodal operators all over the world for many years. This year marks the delivery of the thousandth Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) crane installed at the Georgia Ports Authority at the Port of Savannah in the USA.
In South Africa, three 350kg RMG’s have been installed at Transnet in Gauteng. “It is one of the largest scale installations of RMG cranes ever to be undertaken in Southern Africa”, says John MacDonald, Service, Sales and Marketing Director at Konecranes Southern Africa. “Weighing over 350 tons, the cranes are each able to move a container every three minutes.”
The latest chapter in the RTG’s story is the Boxhunter RTG crane. It is operated at ground level and integrates several innovative technologies that aim to improve the user’s experience and bring savings for the terminal. The new addition to Konecranes’ RTG portfolio targets previously unconquered market areas, mainly developing countries.
John MacDonald
Tel: (011) 864-2800

Email: john.macdonald@konecranes.com