Four Konecranes for Savannah

The Port of Savannah in Georgia, USA, has taken delivery of four new Konecranes all electric Super Post-Panamax ship to shore cranes.

The cranes, which arrived on the vessel BigLift Barentsz, take the crane fleet at the Garden City Terminal to 34 machines and replace four older cranes which are being retired and recycled.

When fully assembled two of the new cranes will be 89 metres high, while the other two are 93 metres. They have a horizontal reach of 22 and 24 containers respectively. The larger cranes will be offloaded at Berth 1 at Garden City Terminal, while the others will be installed on the up river end of the terminal, at Berth 9.
The four cranes arrive onboard the BigLift Barentsz

The delivery follows a batch of four cranes that arrived in February at the recently renovated Berth 1, which is now capable of serving vessels with a capacity of over 16,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent container Units. The net result is that productivity at the Garden City Terminal berth has improved by 25 percent adding 1.5 million TEUs a year.
The new equipment is part of a $1.9 billion infrastructure improvement plan to keep pace with future supply chain needs.

Chief executive Griff Lynch said: “Along with the completion of our project to improve Berth 1, these cranes will help deliver faster turn times to our ocean carrier customers, including the largest vessels calling on the US east Coast. No other terminal in the nation can bring more cranes to bear, or match the efficiency, productivity and global connectivity of the Port of Savannah.”