The Finnish port equipment provider, Konecranes will supply the Vietnamese terminal Gemadept-Terminal Link CaiMep Terminal JSC (Gemalink) with six eco-efficient Noell Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes by July of 2022.
Equipped with cable reels for zero local emissions, the ordered Konecranes Noell RTGs are 16-wheel fully electric machines, lifting containers one over five, seven container rows wide plus truck lane.
They will also dispose of the following "Smart Features": Auto-steering will keep the RTGs on a pre-programmed driving path; Stack Collision Prevention will help operators to lift, lower and place containers with a high degree of accuracy and safety.
Furthermore, Auto-Terminal Operating System (TOS) Reporting will inform the TOS about every container movement in the yard in real-time so that the TOS can keep the inventory up-to-date, while a Remote Crane Management System (RCMS) will also be included.
In addition to the RTGs, Gemalink also uses Konecranes' reach stackers and forklift trucks.
Chairman of Gemalink, Do Cong Khanh noted that "Gemalink Port is operating smoothly with Konecranes container handling equipment. We received 18 Konecranes Noell RTGs in 2020 and early 2021 and all of them have been performing well. When the new RTGs go into operation, we will operate a fleet of 24 Konecranes Noell RTGs."
Jerry Fann, Sales Director Southeast and Northeast Asia, Konecranes Port Cranes, pointed out, "The Konecranes Smart Features have allowed Gemalink to increase container handling efficiency while reducing running costs," and went on to add, "With this new order for 6 RTGs, Gemalink will maximise its capacity and contribute to the economic growth of Vietnam."