Italian terminal orders Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane

Terminal Del Golfo (TDG), which is part of the Mediterranean logistics Tarros Group, has ordered a Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane. The order, which was booked in July 2022, will be delivered in the first quarter of 2023.

It will be used at the TDG, container and multipurpose terminal, in La Spezia, in the northwest of Italy, to increase both productivity and sustainability. It is the terminal’s first Generation 6 mobile harbour crane and can handle containers, general cargo and heavy project cargo.

The crane has an external power supply to lower operating costs, noise, and exhaust emissions. When unplugged the crane uses a hybrid drive, specifically an EU Stage V diesel engine and supercapacitors, refilled by lowering and braking energy. This is part of Konecranes’ EcoLifting strategy to decrease customer carbon footprints.

Lastly, the crane has smart features including automatic lubrication to reduce maintenance, an emergency ladder on the tower wall, and digital services to streamline operation in line with Italy’s National Industry 4.0 Plan, that encourages industrial innovation.

Andrea Natale, Terminal Manager at TDG, stated: “We are excited to utilise the latest eco-efficient mobile harbour crane technology to support our terminal enlargement project in La Spezia. We were convinced by the combination of productivity, flexibility and eco-efficiency that the Generation 6 offers.”

Gino Gherri, Regional Sales Manager of Port Solutions at Konecranes adds, “This order underlines the strengths of the Generation 6 crane, with its high productivity, reliability and eco-efficiency, and we are proud to support TDG in their terminal expansion.”

Author: Emma Dailey

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