Multi-Link Terminals (MLT) in Finland's Port of Helsinki has ordered the biggest widespan ship-to-shore (STS) crane Konecranes has ever created.
MLT’s Konecranes STS will have a rail span of 48 metres, a lifting height of 31 metres, an outreach of 40 metres and a backreach of 20 metres, making it the biggest widespan STS crane ever made by Konecranes.
The terminal operator, owned by Container Finance (25%) and Global Ports Investments (75%), will receive the crane in 2019.
MLT will operate the crane in a manner that makes the most use of space in its Vuosaari terminal.
The crane will place, pick and stack containers within its legs while feeding containers out into the container yard and trucks from its backreach.
With this order, MLT will be ready to receive larger vessels, including the fleet of LNG-powered container ships that Containerships, an operator of container vessels throughout Europe and within the Mediterranean, will start to employ on their intra Baltic routes in 2018.
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The crane will be equipped with a single-lift spreader and ship profiling, container positioning and Konecranes’ TRUCONNECT remote monitoring.
Dirk van Assendelft, Managing Director, Multi-Link Terminals, commented: “We are excited to receive such a state-of-the-art machine in our fleet.
“It will enable us to get to the next performance level.
“We are proud to be part of the ‘Door2Lng’ project headed by Containerships Plc and co-financed by the European Union from the Connecting Europe Facility”.