Genoa terminal orders Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane

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Spinelli Group has ordered the first ‘Generation 6 crane is a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.9 Mobile Harbour Crane’ to their fleet of Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes at their terminal in Genoa, the busiest terminal in Italy. This July order will improve container handling performance and energy efficiency, once the cranes are delivered in December.

The crane has a working radius of 61 metres and a capacity of 125 tonnes. As a result, it can service vessels up to super-post-Panamax class. Its’ hybrid drive combines a diesel engine that complies with EU Stage V emission standards, with ultracapacitors to provide extra power for heavy lifts.

They can also be refilled with energy generated from lowering and braking. The crane can also connect to an external power supply to lower operational costs, noise, and exhaust emissions. The system is in line with Italy’s National Energy and Climate Plan (ENCP) and is part of Ecolifting™, Konecranes’ continuous work to decrease the carbon footprints of our customers.

Aldo Spinelli, CEO of Spinelli Group stated: “We’ve operated Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes at the terminal since 2014, and now we’re ready to upgrade, so we’re very pleased to order the new Generation 6. With better performance, a doubled service life for container handling and improved eco-efficiency, we expect great things from the crane.”

Gino Gherri, Regional Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes added: “This order brings the number of Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes in the GPT fleet to 6. We have had nearly a decade of cooperation with Spinelli, and we’re delighted that they’ve chosen us again for their new container handling crane. This order demonstrates that Spinelli believes in the potential of the Generation 6 crane.”

Author: Emma Dailey

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