Zuidnatie orders new Konecranes Gottwald crane to raise capacity

Konecranes Gottwald

Belgian logistic company, Zuidnatie, has ordered a Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane as an easily adaptable, high-performance hybrid solution at Antwerp.

Stephanie Feys, CEO of Zuidnatie, said: “We’ve been using Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes in logistics for over 25 years.”

Feys continued by explaining how Zuidnatie have had the chance to see the new crane up close and gain deeper insight into its technology.

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“This new crane will be the thirteenth Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for Zuidnatie,” stated Alexandros Stogiandis, Regional Sales Director Benelux, Port Solutions, Konecranes.

Stogiandis added that the order underlines the strength of Konecranes business partnership and confirms Zuidnatie’s confidence in the manufacturing company.

The order is for one Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 Mobile Harbor Crane, with a working radius of up to 49 metres and a maximum capacity of 125 tonnes to serve container ships up to Panamax class.

It will be used to handle breakbulk like containers and general cargo.

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Strong lifting capacity curves, improved handling rates and a high classification increases the probability of a long service life.

The machine reportedly uses the innovative Konecranes hybrid drive, which consists of a modern diesel engine paired with an ultracapacitor that can be recharged by energy recovered from lowering and braking motions.

This gives the power needed for peak performance, while saving fuel on lighter loads.

Prepared for an external power supply, the crane offers the potential for even higher eco-efficiency when connected to the harbor mains.

This order is part of Ecolifting™, Konecranes’ continuous work to decrease the carbon footprints of for its customers.

In April, Konecranes received a $76 million grant for new Zero4 programme.

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