KONECRANES Port Solutions is seeking to change the world of container handling by giving container terminal operators the ability to retrofit powerful intelligence on existing container cranes.

The crane technology retrofits are available throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific and can be applied to any brand of container crane.

In a recently completed retrofit project, Konecranes Port Services worked with South Asia Gateway Terminals in Colombo, Sri Lanka, involving 28 Doosan and 9 ZPMC rubber tired gantry cranes in its container yard equipment fleet.

Konecranes Port Services completed an upgraded installation of the Auto-TOS (Terminal Operating System) reporting smart feature on the cranes. The company has already installed more than 35 such systems on non-Konecranes cranes at the terminal, and more than 1000 Auto-TOS retrofits across the globe.

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The Konecranes Auto-TOS smart feature allows the crane to accurately report its position to the TOS after every container move. The TOS therefore receives live, accurate data on the position of every container, making it possible for the terminal operator to maintain a container inventory that is 100% accurate.

Chinthaka Abeynaike, IT general manager at South Asia Gateway Terminals, said of the project. “Data is increasingly becoming a key differentiator for our business. By adding this Konecranes technology to our entire RTG fleet we have dramatically improved our live-feed visibility over the yard”.

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