Rhenus Logistics has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane for its operations at the Rhenus Deep Sea Terminal, Maasvlakte in Rotterdam.
The order was placed in the final quarter of 2019, commissioning is planned for May 2020 and final handover in June 2020.
The crane will handle general, heavylift & project cargo and expand the terminal’s container handling capacity. Equipped with an external power supply, it brings Konecranes’ Powered by Ecolifting to a new market.
This represents the first mobile harbor crane in the Netherlands to be delivered with an external power supply, according to Konecranes.
The Rhenus Deep Sea Terminal, situated on the Maasvlakte extension into the North Sea, functions as a hub between long-distance cargo and short sea shipping, with unobstructed nautical access.
Rhenus decided to invest in a new mobile harbor crane to extend and modernize their fleet of three Konecranes Gottwald cranes.
“We’ve been very pleased with our Konecranes equipment,” said Peter van der Steen, Managing Director of Rhenus Logistics “When we took over this terminal some years ago, there were already two 100-ton Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes in operation. They’ve been excellent, so four years ago, we bought our first 125 tonner, Model 6, a high-performance crane that gives us the flexibility to handle any kind of cargo.”
For this new order, we wanted something similar, but with even better energy efficiency, to correspond with the Rhenus Group’s commitment to sustainability and to our ambition in Rotterdam for further electrification,” he added.