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Konecranes received Notice of Intent to Award Contracts from the Virginia Port Authority in the USA for 86 Automatic Stacking Cranes, the company’s largest deal ever

Konecranes Automated Stacking Cranes feature the most advanced automation technology for container terminals

Konecranes has received a Notice of Intent to Award Contracts (the Award) from the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) in the USA. This will be the largest deal in the history of Konecranes.

The Award includes the provision of 86 Automated Stacking Cranes or Automated Rail Mounted Gantry (ARMG) cranes, which are available throughout Australasia, to be delivered in phases between 2018 and 2020, with a total contract value in excess of EUR 200 million (over AUD $280 million).

The Virginia Port Authority intends to award two separate contracts, once approved by their board of commissioners. The first involves 60 Automated Stacking Cranes for Norfolk International Terminals (NIT) and the second involves 26 Automated Stacking Cranes for Virginia International Gateway (VIG).

The Konecranes ASC system offers valuable advantages in an ever-more automated industry, including high performance, reliability, accuracy, low operating costs and low energy consumption.

“Konecranes ARMGs have a light, intelligent steel structure. When this is combined with our Active Load Control (ALC) technology, the cranes deliver fast, accurate container stacking over a range of real world conditions,” says Ms Cindy Shi, Marketing Manager – Ports, Konecranes Asia Pacific, which includes Australia and New Zealand.

“Konecranes has an excellent track record of ARMG system project delivery, from the system design phase through to commissioning and hand-over, which has been proven in service around the world. Examples are found in the USA, Spain, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates as well as the Sydney and Brisbane International terminals in Australia,” said Ms Shi.

Konecranes Automated Stacking Cranes have been successful around the world. Top: Lamong Bay, Indonesia, inaugurated in 2015; bottom left: Global Container Terminal, USA and bottom right: Abu Dhabi Ports Company, UAE.

Konecranes ARMG cranes are part of a comprehensive range of container handling equipment offered by Konecranes, including Automated Rubber Tyre Gantry (ARTG) cranes, RTG cranes, RMG cranes, Ship-to-shore Gantry (STS) cranes and straddle carriers.

Additional Information:

For more information in Australasia, please contact:
Konecranes Sales and Marketing, 14-16 Heald Rd, Ingleburn NSW 2565, ph 61-2-8796 7666, fax 61-2-9605 4336, email [email protected]

Sales inquiries 1300 937637 (Australia wide) or visit our website

For more information in SE Asia, please contact:
Cindy Shi, Marketing Manager, Ports Asia Pacific
Ph: +86-21-6828 4500 Mob: +86-135 6469 3786 Email: [email protected]

For inquiries about this media release, please contact:
Jack Mallen-Cooper at Whyte Public Relations Pty Ltd
Ph: +61-2-9901-4306 Email: [email protected]

About Konecranes, Inc.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes.

In 2015, Group sales totalled EUR 2,126 million. The Group has 11,900 employees at 600 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).