A Mega Crane for a Mega Rail
The first main girder for the rail mounted gantry cranes that will serve Mason Mega Rail Terminal arrived at the Port of Savannah Friday. The RMGs will each span nine tracks for improved efficiency moving containers to and from trains. For the first time in 50 years, Hammer Haag Steel is building these port cranes right here in America.
STATE OF THE PORT – SAVANNAH
To keep up with growing container trade, the GPA plans to double Garden City Terminal’s annual capacity from 5.5 million to 11 million TEUS. Improvements will include a new container port on Hutchinson Island, expansion of GPA’s ship-to-shore crane fleet and berth improvements.
For the first time in 50 years, Hammer Haag Steel is building port cranes right here in America. Company president Constantin Haag praised the Georgia Ports Authority and Konecranes for their creativity in bringing the construction of new rail-mounted gantry cranes to the U.S.
Stuart Countess, senior vice president and chief operations officer at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, said the company’s relationship with Georgia Ports is based on reliability and integrity. Countess said the GPA delivers exactly what they need at the exact time they need it, a vital component for a “just in time” business.
Kim Falkenhayn, president of Okabashi Brands, said the Port of Savannah has been instrumental in growing the company’s export business. Falkenhayn said even though her business is moving one container at a time, GPA treats them with respect and attention.
At the deepwater ports of Savannah and Brunswick, the GPA and its maritime logistics partners moved a record 4.5 million TEUs and more than 600,000 units of Roll-on/Roll-off cargo in FY2019. The Georgia Ports Authority is scaling up its terminal infrastructure to handle the next wave of cargo growth.
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