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LBCT boosts AGV fleet

Wednesday, 20 May 2020 ( #975 ) - Long Beach, CA, United States
LBCY has ordered Konecranes AGVs
LBCY has ordered Konecranes AGVs
Konecranes has signed a contract with Long Beach Container Terminal for 30 additional Konecranes Gottwald AGVs. They will be delivered in Q4 2021 and commissioned by Q2 2022. Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT) operates a fleet of 72 lead-acid battery Gottwald AGVs. The 30 new AGVs will greatly expand LBCT's current complete system which includes a battery exchange system (BES), transponder navigation and a fence control safety system. It was delivered turn-key, completely integrated in advance. In a separate order, Konecranes will provide pre-engineering for a second BES that will be installed for redundancy reasons as part of the final phase of the terminal's construction. It will have an improved design resulting from operational knowledge drawn from the initial BES. Ari Ramo, Americas region sales manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, sees the order "as a strong vote of confidence in our automated guided vehicle technology and its long-term viability in terms of constantly improving eco-efficiency and productivity".