Konecranes receives second RTG order from CSX Intermodal Terminals
U.S. transportation supplier, CSX Intermodal Terminals, has placed a second order with Konecranes for its rubber tired gantry (RTG0 cranes. This order includes four RTGs to be delivered to two facilities operated by CSX Intermodal Terminals. Three of the RTGs will be installed in Valleyfield, Canada, and one in Chicago. All four cranes will be delivered before October 2014.
“Close and good cooperation with our customer has paid off and resulted in another important order from them,” says Jost Dämmgen, sales manager, port cranes, Konecranes. “Konecranes’ RTGs are equipped with several innovative features that offer significantly increased performance and reliability, and at the same time decreased maintenance costs.”
The RTGs have and will be used for stacking and moving containers from rail to truck and vice versa. The cranes are equipped with DGPS-assisted technology for container yards. This includes the Autosteering feature, which keeps the crane on a pre-programed straight driving path. The RTGs have a lifting capacity of 50 tons and are able to stack one over three containers high.
In addition to the RTGs Konecranes will also supply two reach stackers to CSX Intermodal Terminals Inc. which will be used for handling containers in first and second rails.