Georgia Ports Authority orders 10 more Konecranes RTGs
The Board of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has approved the purchase of 10 additional Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes. This will bring the fleet at Garden City Terminal, Port of Savannah, to 156 Konecranes RTGs. The Port of Savannah had a record April in which 356,700 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU) were moved, an increase of 7.1% over April of last year. “We’re on track to move more than 300,000 TEUs in every month of the fiscal year, which will be a first for the Authority,” said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. “We’re also anticipating this to be the first fiscal year for the Port of Savannah to handle more than 4 million TEUs,” continued Lynch. As the fastest growing container port in the USA, the Port of Savannah has achieved a compound annual growth rate of more than 5% a year over the past decade.
Giant New Ship-to-Shore Crane Begins Work at Port of Savannah
The first of Georgia Ports Authority’s four new Neo-Panamax cranes came online this week (March 20,2018) at the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal. The addition of the cranes brings GPA’s operating fleet to 27, more than any other single terminal in the nation. “Georgia’s ports are dedicated to staying a step ahead of market demand,”
New Neo-Panamax Cranes Arrive at the Port of Savannah
Four new Neo-Panamax cranes arrived into the Port of Savannah in Georgia last week as the nation’s largest single container facility continues to expand its fleet of ship-to-shore container cranes. “To see these massive new cranes arrive flying the stars and stripes makes us proud to be part of an operation that provides jobs and opportunity for so many,” said Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch. The cranes arrived from China aboard the heavy lift vessel Swan on November 22, 2017. Once commissioned, the new cranes will bring Savannah’s fleet to 30. Six additional cranes will arrive in 2020. When all are commissioned, the upgrade will allow the port to move nearly 1,300 containers per hour over the port’s 10,000 contiguous feet of dock and nine berth spaces. http://gcaptain.com/photos-new-neo-panamax-cranes-arrives-at-the-port-of-savannah/Upload News