Konecranes has received an order for four rail-mounted gantry cranes from Australian rail freight operator Pacific National.
The investment in these cranes is part of larger modernization projects in PN’s terminals in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia. The cranes will be delivered during 2014 and 2015, two of them to Sydney Freight Terminal and two to Melbourne Freight Terminal. They will lift containers off trains and onto trucks and vice versa.
The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.
“Intermodal business is growing globally and this order will further strengthen our position on the market,” said Ville Hoppu, Konecranes’ sales manager for port cranes, in a written statement.
“With the new cranes and other upgrades in systems and infrastructure, we will significantly improve the productivity of our largest freight terminals,” added Rodney Burfoot, Pacific National’s crane project manager.