Broekman prepares for bigger volumes with new crane

PRESS RELEASE – Terminal operator and freight forwarder Broekman Logistics has taken delivery of a new electric crane from Kone Cranes for its multipurpose terminal in the Port of Rotterdam. Delivered in mid-February 2020 and commissioned in early March, the crane is now handling both breakbulk and containers.

The new crane is an electrically driven Model 4 mobile harbour crane manufactured by Kone Cranes. It can handle loads of up to 100 tonnes and has a working radius of up to 46 metres.

Broekman Logistics will use the crane at its Multipurpose Distriport Terminal in Rotterdam’s Botlek area, which specializes in breakbulk and is also equipped for container handling. The crane will help the terminal handle bigger volumes and can be used on ships up to Panamax class.

“We want our terminal to develop and grow continuously, along with the ambitions of our customers,” says Rob van Dijk, Director of Operations at Broekman Logistics. “To prepare for the future and build new business, we are willing to invest in projects, expansions and new equipment. We chose Konecranes because we were looking for a high-performance crane that would allow us to handle bigger volumes.”

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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