In November 2019 Pacific Logistic ordered a second eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Portal Harbor Crane for their Sollers Terminal in Vladivostok, Russia.
Following a handover in late autumn 2020, the crane will expand capacity for handling containers of automotive parts and common consumption goods.
“We bought a Model 3 in 2014 and have been very satisfied with it,” said Ivan Turichenko, Technical Director of Pacific Logistic. “It was easy to customize for the special conditions of this harbor and it’s been an essential part of our operations for half a decade. Now we need to increase our capacity. Since we already know the capabilities of this crane, we think another is a good investment.”
The new crane will be the same as the previous purchase, a Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Portal Harbor Crane in the G HSK 3432 variant.
It will be tailored to meet their specific quay infrastructure with a quayside track gauge of 10.5m and a portal clearance height of 6m. Because the permissible rail loading is low, it will have 32 wheels, 8 at each corner of the crane. It is equipped with an external power supply to help lower operational costs while reducing noise and local exhaust emissions in the terminal.
Vladivostok is the largest Russian port on the Pacific coast. It is the eastern end of the Trans-Siberian railway, providing a direct transport link to Moscow.
Konecranes said that the Model 3 portal harbour crane is growing in popularity and as well as the new order from Russia the company recently handed one over to Sweden.