Konecranes signs container handling deal with Genoa terminal

Konecranes signs deal with Genoa terminal

Konecranes will provide a container handling solution for TiL’s reactivated Calata Bettolo container terminal in the Port of Genoa after signing a four-year preventative and corrective maintenance contract for all cranes, lift trucks, tractors and trailers.

The company said it delivered two Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Mobile Harbor Cranes were delivered in 2020. The terminal also operates Konecranes reach stackers.

The preventive and corrective maintenance contract covers all cranes, lift trucks, tractors and trailers at the terminal until October 2024.

Additionally, a new Konecranes condition monitoring solution provides data on the physical condition of mechanical components and highlights potential problems before they occur, helping Konecranes technicians to make informed maintenance decisions and apply the necessary corrective actions, maximising crane availability, the company said.

Stefano Negrini, Technical Director and head of IT/OT & automation at the Bettolo terminal, commented: “A significant service agreement across all equipment helps us to focus on our core business and customer needs, and we also welcome the operational insights from Konecranes’ condition monitoring solution.”

The mobile harbor cranes are Model 8 cranes in the G HMK 8510 variant with twin-lift spreaders. Their lifting capacity is 125t with an operating radius of 61m, allowing for container handling across 22 rows on container ships.

The cranes are rich with features including built-in readiness for an external power supply, fire extinguishing systems in the e-room and diesel engine room, software that aids container handling, and automatic lubrication of pulleys and the chassis.

“We have a strong, long-term business relationship with TiL,” said Daliso Torri, Operations Manager, Port Services Italy for Konecranes Port Solutions.

“We understand their needs in a competitive industry and they appreciate the high quality of our products and services. We look forward to continuing our work with them in the future.”

Calata Bettolo is part of the TiL Group, a large global container terminal operator.

The Port of Genoa is the biggest seaport in Italy, with modern container and passenger terminals, shipyards, marinas and multimodal transport connections to Italian cities and other European countries.

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