The Port of Koper in Slovenia (Luka Koper), the Adriatic’s biggest container handler, has ordered five more E-RTGs from Konecranes
Luka Koper has ordered five electric Konecranes RTGs. The cranes will be equipped with cable reels featuring an auto plug-in system, both believed to be from Cavotec in Italy. They will be delivered in the summer of 2019. The contract was signed in June and the order was booked in Q2 2018.
Luka Koper is a consistent repeat customer for Konecranes and received its first E-RTGs (seven) in 2016. Its new E-RTGs will offer important extra environmental benefits. While practically zero emissions and low noise are key features of E-RTGs, the latest ones include regenerative power feedback to the local grid, ambient lighting using LEDs and the safety advantage and convenience of the APS. The new cranes will also have driver-assistance features that boost productivity: auto-steering, auto-TOS reporting, auto-positioning, and stack collision prevention.
Luka Koper has been our customer for over fourteen years," ,” said Antti Halonen, Sales Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions. "I’m happy that our relationship with them continues to be strong. Koper has granted Konecranes its Investment Supplier of the Year award, for the second year in a row. It’s an honour to receive this vote of confidence in our container handling equipment and how we support Luka Koper in its business.”
Edvin Boskin, Luka Koper’s Technical Manager, said: “Starting in 2004, Luka Koper acquired over 20 Konecranes RTGs over 15 years of strong collaboration that allowed us to build a trusting relationship. It was a good decision to choose Konecranes as our crane supplier. With each new RTG crane delivery, we received new crane functionality and the sales support is excellent.
"Koper’s strategy is concentrated on the port, which will remain a multi-purpose port with a market position that we will strengthen steadily while reducing our environmental impact on our neighborhood. Our cooperation with Konecranes will help us to realise our vision: Luka Koper will become a leading port operator and global logistics solution provider for the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.”
Container throughput at Koper topped 900.000 TEU last year and it is the Mediterranean intermodal rail gateway of choice for the Munich market.