Shanghai International Port Group in China

Konecranes supplies advanced empty container handlers to Shanghai International Port Group in China

Konecranes has delivered seven empty container handlers to the Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd (SIPG) in China. The machines are stacking empty containers in Waigaoqiao terminals along the Yangtse River in Shanghai.

SIPG is a cooperation of companies running the container terminal, the public general and bulk cargo terminal businesses in Shanghai Port. With 582 million tons cargo throughput and 28 million TEUSs container throughput in 2008, SIPG was ranked the second largest in the world in cargo and container handling.

“SIPG, the exclusive operator of all the public terminals in the Port of Shanghai, is a very important reference for Konecranes,” says Ryan Flynn, Asia Ports Director at Konecranes. “We received the order thanks to our smarter lifttrucks that includes Konecranes’ latest generation of advanced technology in container handling. Our service availability and close proximity of the Port to our Lifttrucks Assembly Plant in Shanghai provided added impetus to Shanghai Port.”

The seven empty container handlers ordered are equipped with “power on demand” load-sensing hydraulic technology that ensures low fuel consumption, higher lifting speeds and safe operation. In addition they are all fitted with Konecranes’ unique Eco Drive management control system, which measures operational performance of each operator.

Further information:

Ryan Flynn, Director, Ports, Northeast and Southeast Asia

E-mail: or phone +86-(0)13 801 998 963

Patrik Lundbäck, General Sales and Marketing Director

E-mail: or phone +46 (0)433 733 33

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2008, Group sales totaled EUR 2,103 million. The Group has 9,900 employees, at 485 locations in 43 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd (symbol: KCR1V).