Malta Freeport Terminals, which is owned by CMA CGM, the third largest shipping company in the world, is currently increasing terminal capacity as container traffic is constantly increasing. Old RTGs will be replaced with more productive and reliable cranes to speed up operation and minimize down time.

“We are very satisfied with Konecranes’ previous delivery. Their concept, which includes project management, fast delivery, reliable products and lowest down time, works very well. In addition their professional service is of great importance to us,” says Uwe Malezki, General Manager at Malta Freeport Terminals.

The 8-wheel RTGs have a lifting capacity of 50 ton and also have twin-lift capabilities. The RTGs can stack one over five containers high and six wide plus a truck lane. The reachstackers have a maximum lifting capacity of 45 tons and can stack containers five high. The masted lift truck is used for stacking empty containers.

“Malta Freeport Terminals, a key player in the Mediterranean region, is a very important customer to us. We are happy to be able to serve them again,” says Aku Lehtinen, Director, RTG Cranes.

• The Finnish-based port crane and factory crane maker has appointed a new chief financial officer, Teo Ottola, who will start on August 20. In February, present CFO Teuvo Rintamäki announced his intention to resign once a replacement has settled in. Ottola was previously chief financial officer of electronics manufacturer Elcoteq.

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