Piattaforma Logistica Trieste Srl (PLT) has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane for a new terminal in the Port of Trieste.
After delivery in September and commissioning in October, the crane will handle containers, general cargo and heavy project cargo. The crane will be able handle dry bulk materials with a motor grab when required.
PLT is a partnership formed by local companies to build and operate in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Trieste Port Authority, a new marine terminal in the Port of Trieste
The new terminal needed a flexible crane for all types of cargo vessels and PLT felt that a Konecranes MHC would fulfil its requirements.
“Our partner companies have had very good experience with Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes at their other terminals,” said Matteo Parisi, a member of the board of Francesco Parisi SpA, PLT’s main shareholder.
“Konecranes’ renowned reliability and flexibility, together with its advanced, green technology make it the right choice for a new terminal like ours in Trieste.”
The new crane will be a Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 unit in the G HMK 5506 variant. The order includes two twin-lift spreaders with 60t capacity for containers. Its working radius of up to 51m gives the reach needed for ships up to post-Panamax class and a maximum lifting capacity of 125t allows both general cargo and heavy project cargo handling.
Smart crane features, including a hoisting height assistant, and a landside lowering function, make the job of the operator easier and safer.
The cranes will have built-in readiness for an external power supply, so conversion to electric operation will be easy when resources allow. Web-based reporting and a remote desktop provide relevant crane data to increase both performance and serviceability. Local service technicians and operators will receive customised Konecranes training as part of the package.
“An order like this demonstrates the strength of our customer relationships and our cranes,” said Gino Gherri, regional sales manager for Konecranes Port Solutions.
“Our versatile Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes are perfectly suited to beginning operations at new terminals like this one.”