BALTIMORE RECEIVES NEW CONTAINER-HANDLING EQUIPMENT
The Port of Baltimore received six high-capacity rubber tire gantry cranes this week at its Seagirt Marine Terminal.
The Maryland Port Administration ordered the cranes from Hyvinkaa, Finland-based KCI Konecranes eight months ago.
“The Kone 16-wheel RTG (rubber tire gantry) are considered ‘state-of-the-art’ yard management equipment and the purchase of this proven equipment will further solidify Seagirt Marine Terminal as one of the most productive and efficient terminals on the U.S. East Coast,” said Dave Thomas, director of operations for the Maryland Port Administration.
The cranes each have a lifting capacity of 50 tons and are able to handle two 20-foot containers at once. The cranes are 70-foot tall and 80-feet wide.