delivering four new Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes to Pacific National, Australia’s
largest private rail freight operator. The four Konecranes RMGs will go into
operation as part of the expansion and modernisation projects at Pacific
National’s Sydney and Melbourne intermodal terminals.
The new rail mounted
gantry cranes will enable Pacific National to serve its customers better at its
expanded intermodal terminals in Sydney and Melbourne by providing world-class container
handling productivity and reliability. Pacific National serves customers from
the mining, manufacturing, grain, construction, metal and retail sectors.
will use the all-electric, hydraulics-free Konecranes RMGs to load and unload
containers to and from trains and road trucks as part of their intermodal
terminal operations. Equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control (ALC)
technology, which ensures fast, precise and safe container handling by
eliminating container sway, the cranes will enable the terminals to achieve optimum
container handling cycle times in all operating conditions, even with an
handle the maintenance of the new cranes, as it has been doing at Pacific
National’s intermodal terminals in Sydney and Melbourne for the last five
years. Konecranes is the world’s leading crane service provider, with more than
400,000 pieces of lifting equipment of different makes under maintenance
contract around the world. Konecranes’ service contract for the cranes will
minimise maintenance costs and downtime. The crane manufacturer’s TRUCONNECT
remote monitoring will also enable remote diagnostics for maintenance purposes.
Crane Project Manager, Mr Rodney Burfoot expects to significantly improve the
capacity and productivity of their intermodal terminals with the new RMG cranes
and other upgrades in systems and infrastructure.
Konecranes (Port Cranes) Project Manager Mr Antti
Rajamäki says the delivery and erection process in Sydney has been greatly
facilitated by the partnership and trust developed with Pacific National personnel
over several years. He adds that the built-in innovative technology in the RMG
cranes will help power Pacific National’s intermodal operations well into the