Bolloré Orders 13 More Konecranes RTGs for West Africa Operations

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Finnish port automation solutions provider Konecranes has received a repeat order for thirteen Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Bolloré Group to be delivered to container terminals operated by Bolloré Africa Logistics in Benin and Togo in the second half of 2016.

Five cranes will be delivered to the container terminal in Cotonou,  and eight RTGs will be delivered to the container terminal in Lomé.

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.

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.

“Our excellent cooperation with Bolloré continues. We have 69 RTGs either delivered or under production, to container terminals operated by Bolloré Group in West Africa, and with this new order the total will reach 82,” said Antoine Bosquet, Sales Director, Konecranes, Port Cranes.

“Bolloré is going from strength to strength in Africa, and Konecranes is proud to be part of it.”

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