Konecranes has received an order for 6 Konecranes Noell Rubber-Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from Gemadept-Terminal Link CaiMep Terminal JSC (“Gemalink”) in Vietnam. The order booked in June 2021 will be handed over to Gemalink by July 2022.
Gemalink Chairman Do Cong Khanh said, “The Gemalink port is working smoothly with Konecranes container handling equipment. In 2020 and early 2021, we received 18 RTGs from Konecranes Noell. All have done well. When the new RTGs go live, we will operate a fleet of 24 Konecranes Noell RTGs.
Despite the severe Covid 19 situation in 2020, all new devices were put into operation smoothly and handed over on time. With on-site service support available around the clock from Konecranes’ distributor in Vietnam, Mipec Technologies, Gemalink is satisfied with the continuous operation of Konecranes container handling equipment.
The Konecranes Noell RTGs ordered are 16-wheel machines for lifting 1-over-5 containers, 7 rows wide plus truck lane. It will be fully electric machines equipped with cable drums to avoid local emissions.
They are also equipped with a number of smart features. The automatic steering keeps the RTGs on a pre-programmed, straight route. Stack Collision Prevention helps operators raise, lower, and place containers with a high level of accuracy and safety. Auto-TOS Reporting informs the TOS in real time about every container movement in the yard so that the TOS can keep the inventory up to date. A Remote Crane Management System (RCMS) will also be included. In addition to RTGs, Gemalink also uses Konecranes reach stackers and forklifts.
Jerry Fann, Sales Director Southeast and Northeast Asia, Konecranes Port Cranes, said: “Gemalink is a greenfield terminal that officially went into operation in early 2021. Konecranes Noell RTGs provide reliable, low ground pressure performance to protect the new terminal. Konecranes’ intelligent capabilities have enabled Gemalink to increase container handling efficiency while reducing operating costs. With this new order for 6 RTGs, Gemalink will maximize its capacity and contribute to Vietnam’s economic growth. “
Gemalink is a joint venture between Gemadept Corporation and CMA-CGM, in which Gemadept owns 75% and CMA-CGM 25%. It is one of the 19 leading ports in the world that accommodate large container ships of 200,000 DWT. Gemadept directly controls and manages the port, including equipment investments. Gemadept has been developing for over 30 years with the aim of becoming a leading company in Vietnam in the integrated port and logistics ecosystem. As the only joint venture in Vietnam, it owns and operates a port and logistics network from north to south with 8 ports, including the deep-sea port Gemalink, 19 distribution centers, an air freight terminal, OOG freight transport, shipping, refrigeration chain logistics and car logistics.
A strong customer focus and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes an industry leader in lifting technology. This is underpinned by investments in digitization and technology as well as our work to make the material flow more efficient with solutions that decarbonise the economy and promote circular economy and safety.