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Konecranes RTGs delivered to Meridian Port Services in Ghana
Five Konecranes Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes are currently being erected at the Meridian Port Services (MPS) container terminal in Tema, Ghana. The cranes are part of an order placed in August 2012. MPS already operates four Konecranes RTGs, which were delivered fully-erect in March 2013.
MPS’s RTGs are all-electric, 16-wheel cranes with a lifting capacity of 40 tons stacking 1-over-5 containers high and 7 plus truck lane wide. They are equipped with Konecranes’ award- winning Smarter Cabin offering improved ergonomics and visibility. They are also equipped with advanced Konecranes technology such as Autosteering, a driver aid that keeps the crane on a pre-programmed, straight path, and Diesel Fuel Saver, which cuts fuel consumption dramatically without compromising performance.
The RTG container positioning systems are connected to the Terminal Operating System (TOS) ensuring correct, real-time container positioning and an accurate container inventory. The cranes are also equipped with remote access technology that allows Konecranes experts to connect to the machines remotely in order to diagnose problems.
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