Short-notice crane order from Port of Thessaloniki

HELSINKI: February 2019. Konecranes has received an order at very short notice from the Thessaloniki Port Authority for 12 Noell Straddle Carriers for delivery in March this year. The order price was not disclosed.

The Thessaloniki Port Authority is the concession-holder and operator of the Port of Thessaloniki that comprises a container terminal and a conventional cargo terminal.

The order is part of an ambitious growth programme begun by the port.

“We entrusted Konecranes with this important renewal of our container handling equipment because of the high productivity and reliability of these straddle carriers,” commented Thessaloniki Port Authority chairman and CEO Sotirios Theofanis.

The carriers have a lifting capacity of 50 tons, lifting containers 1-over-3 and a maximum traveling speed of 24 kilometres an hour.