American terminal operator LOGISTEC USA Inc. has ordered two new eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbour cranes to help reduce its marine carbon footprint and enhance container handling at its container terminal in the Port of Manatee, located in Tampa Bay, Florida.
The order was made in August 2021 and comes as the terminal anticipates increasing levels of traffic. Delivery is scheduled to be completed by February 2022.
“With the arrival of our two new electric drive cranes from Konecranes, we will be serving our customers in an eco-friendly way,” said Rodney Corrigan, President of LOGISTEC USA Inc.
“These new additions to our fleet of cargo handling equipment are well aligned with our focus on reducing our marine carbon footprint in support of our Green Marine initiatives. This is great news for our customers, our community and the environment in Port Manatee.”
The two new cranes will add to the current fleet already onsite at the terminal which features two Generation 5 cranes from Konecranes.
The newer models have a working radius of up to 51m and a lifting capacity of 125 tonnes, while also featuring a higher tower cab for a better view of the vessels in the port and stronger lifting capacity curves for improved handling performance.
Alan Garcia, Sales Manager for Port Solutions in the Americas for Konecranes, added “2021 marks 50 years of Konecranes in the Americas, and this order from LOGISTEC is a good illustration of the strength of our long-term partnerships in the region.
“This order also shows clearly that our new Generation 6 cranes are living up to their potential in the market, offering high performance and reliability while lowering fuel costs and reducing emissions.”
Konecranes also previously announced it will supply Nemport Liman Isletmeleri (Nemport) in Turkey with 10 new Noell Rubber-Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes. The order was booked in July 2021 and delivery is scheduled to be completed by October 2022.