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Cranes on way to US port

The cranes on their way to the Port of Savannah

Four Konecranes Super Post Panamax STS cranes are on their way to the Port of Savannah, Georgia, operated by the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), the cranes company reported.

The cranes are part of an order that Konecranes received in 2011. In addition to the four STS cranes, the order included 20 Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes that have already been delivered to the customer.

The Port of Savannah is the fastest growing container port in the US and the second-largest port on the American East Coast. Exports are driving growth at the port, which boasts a uniquely balanced export/import ratio. It handled 12 per cent of all US containerised exports in 2012, a total of 1.6 million teu.

The Super Post Panamax STS cranes currently en route have a lifting capacity of 66 tonnes and an outreach of 61 m. Their design is identical to the STS cranes that Konecranes delivered to the GPA a few years ago; these have turned out to be among the most productive cranes in the US.

The Port of Savannah currently operates 116 Konecranes RTGs and 23 Konecranes STSs.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. It provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2012, group sales totalled €2.17 billion ($2.8 billion). The group has 12,100 employees, at 626 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on Nasdaq OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).