Port of Santos gains new Konecranes equipment

Konecranes’ provides equipment to Port of Santos new cellulose terminal

Konecranes has delivered seven forklifts and two gantry cranes to Eldorado Brazil’s new cellulose terminal in the Port of Santos.

The order also involved joint planning and consulting on the layout of the terminal to ensure Eldorado gets the best business return for its major investment.

The seven Konecranes SMV 16-1200 C 16-tonne forklifts use a special clamp designed to lift pulp bales without pallets and have several safety enhancement features including shock absorbers and safety lights and cameras. Special sensors are used to optimise oil usage and reduce waste.

The two Konecranes gantry cranes have a customised open winch, a spreader clamp for pulp bales and the option to attach a container spreader when needed.

According to Konecranes, a variety of Smart Features ensure smooth and accurate movement, and braking energy is recycled. Radio controls and a Remote Operating Station (ROS) reportedly allow full crane control with maximum operator safety.

Eldorado Brasil’s new terminal in the Port of Santos, Latin America’s largest port, is designed to process 3.0 million tonnes of pulp bales annually – or close to 8,300 tonnes daily by rail and truck. Around 90 per cent of the pulp is exported to 45 countries globally.

“We want to be the benchmark in cellulose logistics, so we chose Konecranes – the benchmark in material handling – for our new terminal,” said Leandro Nogueira, Logistics Operations Manager, Eldorado Brazil.

“They helped us design the terminal and provided equipment with all the special adaptations we require for cellulose handling. After just a few months, we’re already impressed with the productivity, safety and eco-efficiency.”

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“Eldorado came to us after using a Konecranes indoor overhead crane at another pulp mill for over a decade,” said Leandro Belotto Bosco, Senior Account Executive, Industrial Cranes, Konecranes.  

“With this terminal, we offered them a complete pulp handling solution, and we will continue to offer such full-service support in the future.”

Andrés Ramirez, Regional Sales Manager, Lift Trucks, Konecranes, added: “This delivery strengthens a long partnership with Eldorado that offers many benefits to both sides, including extensive cooperation with our trusted local lift trucks distributor Equiport.

“The new cellulose terminal is a state-of-the-art digital ecosystem that brings the highest levels of efficiency and safety to lifting in the pulp and paper industry, and we’re proud to support Eldorado in making it a success.”

Konecranes is also providing Eldorado Brasil with TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring, which collects near real-time diagnostics to optimise the performance, maintenance, and eco-efficiency of all the equipment.

Earlier this year, DP World announced a $38 million investment to modernise and expand its facilities located on the left bank of the Port of Santos, Brazil.

In late November 2023, Steveco Oy, a Finnish stevedoring company, started operating its new Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.8 Mobile Harbor Crane at its RoRo terminal in HaminaKotka, southern Finland.

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