Halterm in Halifax purchases three Konecranes RTGs
Halterm Container Terminal Limited in Halifax, Canada, has purchased three Konecranes RTGs as part of an investment program in its container and reefer handling capabilities, the company said in its press release.
Halterm is located just one hour off the Great Circle route, making it the closest North American east coast container terminal to Europe. Situated at the mouth of Halifax harbor, Halterm is the only facility in eastern Canada that can handle the “Ultra” class of container ships (10,000+ TEU capacity) with on-dock rail direct to Toronto, Montreal and the US mid-west. The new Konecranes RTGs will allow Halterm to handle an increasing flow of container traffic as part of a container yard optimization program.
Scheduled for delivery in 2018, the new Konecranes RTGs will stack 1-over-5 containers high, and 6 rows plus truck lane wide. They will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control system, which eliminates container sway for very high handling productivity. They will also be equipped with the Auto-steering feature, which keeps the crane on a straight, pre-programmed drive path. The new cranes will provide an effective increase in yard capacity of 160,000 TEU, up 40% overall.
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 of all makes. In 2016, Group (comparable combined company) sales totaled EUR 3,278 million. The Group has 16,600 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries.