KCI Konecranes' Board of Directors appointed Pekka Lundmark as President and CEO of KCI Konecranes. Stig Gustavson has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Björn Saven, KCI Konecranes' Chairman since 1994, has been appointed vice Chairman of the Board. "KCI Konecranes' strategic direction will not change," Lundmark says. "All our strategic cornerstones - Growth, Technology Leadership and Operational Efficiency -are as important as ever and I see no reason to change anything in our strategic foundation." Lundmark was born in 1963 and has a Master of Engineering degree from Helsinki University of Technology. Having held various management positions within Nokia he was CEO of Hackman Group between 2002-2004. Mr. Lundmark joined KCI Konecranes in August 2004 as Group Executive Vice President. As Chairman of the Board, Stig Gustavson will continue to play an important part in KCI Konecranes. He also remains a substantial long-term shareholder.
Maersk Inc. contracted KCI Konecranes for the delivery of 30 Rail Mounted Gantry Container Handling Cranes (RMG) to APM Terminals' new container terminal in Portsmouth, Va. The contract calls for deliveries to begin in October 2006, and includes the option for an additional 30 cranes. The order value was not disclosed. APM Terminals' new Virginia container terminal project is the largest single private investment in container terminals in the United States
Ukrainian terminal operator UkrTransKonteiner, KCI Konecranes and its Ukrainian crane manufacturer partner Zaparozhcrane have signed a cooperation agreement on the development of the Iljicevski marine merchant port (IMMP) in Ukraine. The agreement was signed at the "Finnish-Ukrainian Business Forum" held in connection with the Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen's visit in Kiev, Ukraine. The Ukrainian Vice-Prime Minister
KCI Konecranes has been contracted for the design and supply of two Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore (STS) container cranes for Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia, Poland. The cranes will be delivered before the end of 2006. Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) achieved a throughput of 372,000 TEU in 2004 and is on course for another healthy increase in throughput in 2005. BCT has seen consistent double-digit traffic growth since its
APM Terminals has signed a deal with KCI Konecranes for four RTGs (Rubber Tired Gantry cranes) for their Yokohama container terminal in Japan. This is the first order for a port terminal in Japan for KCI Konecranes. The cranes are due for delivery in August 2006. The order was received in the fourth quarter of 2005. APM Terminals is the third largest container terminal operator in the world, with interest in more than 35 ports worldwide
Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd has called its option to order four additional 70-ton Shipboard Gantry Cranes (Konecranes-Munckloaders) from KCI Konecranes. The new cranes will be delivered in 2009 and installed onboard two 55.000 DWT vessels ordered by Singaporean shipowner Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. The market value of these crane types is approximately USD 6 million per unit, depending on size and capacity. The order was received in the first quarter of 2006.
KCI Konecranes will supply four Shipboard Gantry Cranes (Konecranes-Munckloaders) to Oshima Shipyard in Japan to be installed onboard vessels ordered by Singaporean shipowner Masterbulk Pte. Ltd. The 55.000 DWT vessels will be delivered in 2007 and 2008, and will then be the largest in the world of its type. The value of the order is not released, but typically the unit price of this kind of crane is approximately USD 5-6 million.
KCI Konecranes VLC Corporation was granted the contract to provide one of the world's largest cranes to Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of Litton Ship Systems. Known as Goliath, because of its unusually large size, the crane is one of fewer than 100 worldwide. The 660-ton capacity crane will allow Ingalls to assemble sections of ships that are triple the size than previous, thus utilizing dock space more efficiently.
KCI Konecranes has received an order for a Goliath Gantry Crane from Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. The new 900-ton crane will be delivered to the Daewoo shipyard in Okpo in November 2006. The order value is approximately $18 million, and part of the construction work will be undertaken by the shipyard itself. The new Goliath crane will enable Daewoo to lift and turn ship blocks weighing up to 800 tons. The crane is equipped with two 450-ton hooks and one 500-ton hook
KCI Konecranes has won the contract to supply one of the world's largest cranes to Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss. The crane, in a category known as Goliath due to its massive size, is one of fewer than 100 in the world. Eighty percent of the Goliath cranes built in the past decade have been built by KCI Konecranes. Ingalls has announced a major facility refit program that will directly benefit a variety of shipbuilding programs for Ingalls military and commercial customers
Technical plant and equipment installation for the first stage of Bronka’s port facilities is now complete with the Liebherr LHM 800 mobile port crane installed at the end of September, bringing the port closer to operation. The deepwater Port of Bronka is located on the outskirts
First containership discharges using mammoth new equipment at Barbours Cut The Port of Houston Authority last week commissioned the first of four new Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at its Barbours Cut Container Terminal.
Konecranes portal cranes have evolved into effective 21st century management tools. Konecranes, whose portal crane design has been a proven performer for nearly 40 years, continues to develop this workhorse crane for demanding applications and environments in the steel, forest products
Konecranes South Louisiana operations group completed a simultaneous replacement of 24 hoists in a tightly scheduled two-week service outage at the CHS Myrtle Grove Terminal outside New Orleans. Its South Louisiana operations group recently replaced 24 8-ton hoists mounted on two overhead
On June 11, the freighter Meri was the first vessel handled in the new Russian Baltic port of Bronka, delivering the first three of 10 RTG cranes from Konecranes in Finland. Arriving from Hanko in Finland, the Meri was the first merchant ship to transit the new
It was an historic moment for Indonesia when President of Indonesia inaugurated the Lamong Bay Terminal in Surabaya, East Java, operated by state-owned PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Pelindo III). The Lamong Bay is the first green-concept container terminal in the country
In March 2015, Konecranes received an order for four Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes from GCT Canada Limited Partnership for its GCT Deltaport facility located in Port Metro Vancouver, Canada. Destined for the country’s flagship container terminal
Innovation, superior technology and competitiveness are the characteristics that have brought the Finnish maritime industry world repute. Its well-knit maritime cluster responsible for achieving a high level of production has propelled it into prominence in the global market
Konecranes’ Agilon material management solution has won the Quality Innovation award in the Large companies series in The Quality Innovation Award of the Year competition, arranged by Laatukeskus Excellence Finland. Agilon brings industrial internet to material logistics and enables
Konecranes has announced the signing of the first Boxhunter RTG deal. The customer, CGM, located in Kamayut Township, Yangon, Myanmar, has developed an exciting new kind of business concept involving the Boxhunter. CGM is a company that has developed a new
APM Terminals equipment investments continue at Algeciras and Apapa; 16 new Rubber-Tire Gantry cranes ordered APM Terminals placed an order for 16 new advanced Rubber-Tire Gantry cranes (RTGs) as part of an ongoing program of upgrading and expanding container handling capabilities and
Cavotec announced it has received orders for its port technologies in Australia, Indonesia, Oman, Portugal and Turkey, and for two major shipping lines, with a combined value of more than EUR 11.5 million. Ottonel Popesco, Cavotec CEO, noted
Port of Kiel invests in hinterland rail links. A new portal crane has arrived at Kiel’s Schwedenkai Intermodal Terminal, meaning that trains involved in rail-ship cargo handling in future will be loaded and unloaded using the new unit instead of two Reach Stackers
Juha Pankakoski (47) has been appointed Chief Digital Officer of Konecranes Plc. He will be responsible for all Information Systems and the overall Process Architecture of Konecranes. He will also assume a wider responsibility for the company’s digitalization strategy.
Leading crane service organisation Konecranes says it is introducing to the South-East Asia – Pacific region its most advanced family of remote service technologies, its TRUCONNECT Remote Services for enhanced safety, reliability and efficiency.