Genoa terminal orders Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane

Genoa terminal orders Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to upgrade container handling

Spinelli S.r.l. (Spinelli Group) will add the first Generation 6 crane to its fleet of Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes at its terminal in Genoa, northern Italy.

According to Konecranes, the new equipment is set to improve container handling operations, which will benefit from the crane’s doubled service life and its improved eco-efficiency.

The new crane will provide added capacity as container volumes continue to grow and its new technology will enhance both operational performance and energy efficiency.

The order was booked in July 2022 and delivery is expected in December.

The Spinelli Group provides logistics services across Italy via a network of port terminals and intermodal centres. The Group owns and operates the Spinelli Genoa Port Terminal (GPT) in Genoa, focusing on container handling.

With over 500,000 TEU annual throughput, it is the busiest terminal in Italy.

“We’ve operated Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes at the terminal since 2014, and now we’re ready to upgrade, so we’re very pleased to order the new Generation 6,” said Aldo Spinelli, CEO of Spinelli Group.

“With better performance, a doubled service life for container handling and improved eco-efficiency, we expect great things from the crane.”

The new Generation 6 crane is a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.9 Mobile Harbor Crane, with a working radius of 61 metres and a capacity of 125 tonnes to serve vessels up to super-post-Panamax class.

It has an innovative Konecranes hybrid drive, consisting of a diesel engine that complies with EU Stage V emission standards paired with ultracapacitors to provide additional power for heavy lifts.

The ultracapacitors are refilled by the collection of lowering and braking energy. It also has built-in readiness for an external power supply to help lower operational costs while reducing noise and exhaust emissions.

The system maximises adaptability in changing port conditions and is in line with Italy’s National Energy and Climate Plan (ENCP).

“This order brings the number of Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes in the GPT fleet to 6,” said Gino Gherri, Regional Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes.

“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.”

In July, Bettolo S.r.l. ordered a new automation system, gantry anti-collision, a new diesel engine and digital transformation for three Konecranes Noell RTGs at its container terminal in the Port of Genoa in northern Italy.

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