Konecranes wins repeat order for mobile harbour crane

PORT OF GENOA: Konecranes has won a repeat order from Terminal San Giorgio (TSG) for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 Mobile Harbor Crane for commissioning in June.

Powered by the port’s grid, for energy and CO2 reduction, the crane will handle containers, general cargo and project cargo in the multi-purpose terminal.

The new diesel-electric crane joins a similar model that began operation in 2013. TSG managing director Maurizio Anselmo explains: “Our existing Model 7 crane from Konecranes, with its high level of performance and reliability, has helped to enhance our handling capacity. Moreover, the competence and availability of the local Konecranes service team has been impressive. This is why we opted for a Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane again. Together, the two versatile cranes will help us to fully exploit the potential of our terminal.”

Gino Gherri, Regional Sales manager for Konecranes Port Solutions adds: “This order from TSG confirms the positive market development in Italy. Terminal operators are investing in their infrastructure with an eye on state-of-the-art technology, and many of them are opting for our design and concept. We are pleased to strengthen our presence in Italy’s biggest port, Genoa, where terminals are experiencing an increasing demand for high-quality services.”

The Model 7 has a maximum lifting capacity of 150 tonnes, and an outreach of up to 54 metres and is equipped with a twin-lift spreader for a lift up to 60 tonnes.