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Wilmington expands fleet


Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 ( #916 ) - Wilmington, DE, United States
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Gulftainer USA Wilmington aims to continue as the number one gateway for imports of fresh fruit and juice concentrate in North America
Konecranes has received an order from Gulftainer USA Wilmington LLC for nine all-electric Konecranes Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes and three Konecranes Liftace reachstackers.

The equipment will be delivered in 2019-2020. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the value of the deal.

The Port of Wilmington already successfully operates Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes. Gulftainer also operates Konecranes container handling equipment in Port Canaveral, Florida, and in the Middle East. It selected Konecranes on this occasion because of its experience and satisfaction with Konecranes technology and Konecranes’ service strength in the USA.

Eric Casey, CEO of Gulftainer USA Wilmington, says: "Gulftainer USA Wilmington will shortly take delivery of new cargo handling equipment from Konecranes. This will include nine RTG cranes lifting up to 41 T and three reachstackers lifting up to 45 T. The delivery of these all-electric RTGs will mark a first for Gulftainer. The addition of this advanced cargo handling equipment at the Port of Wilmington underlines our commitment to further strengthen our operations at the terminal and defines the port’s credentials as the number one gateway for imports of fresh fruit and juice concentrate in North America."

The Konecranes RTGs will be delivered in the first and fourth quarters of 2020. They will be all-electric, diesel-free RTGs running on electric power supplied by a busbar system, backed up by battery packs. They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control (ALC) system, which eliminates container sway, and the Stack Collision Prevention system. They will have a lifting capacity of 41 T stacking 1-over-5 containers high and 7 plus truck lane wide.

The Konecranes Liftace reachstackers will be delivered in the second quarter of 2019. They will have a lifting capacity of 45 T, and they will be equipped with fire suppression systems, central lubrication and reversing sensors.
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