Brazilian terminal operator Super Terminais Comercio e Industria (Super Terminais) has ordered its first Konecranes Gottwald pedestal harbour cranes for its Manaus riverport, located where the Amazon and Rio Negro rivers meet.
The order comprises of three ESP.10 cranes from Konecranes latest Generation 6 range - see: Sixth generation Konecranes. Mounted on pedestals on a new floating pier, the 125 tonne ESP.10 offers a radius of 64 metres and can service vessels up to super-post Panamax class. The cranes will be used to handle standard containers and general cargo with power coming from an on shore mains supply.
Super Terminais managing director Marcello Di Gregorio, said: “Konecranes has been able to provide us with a specially tailored, holistic solution consisting of reliable, high-performance cranes that fit perfectly onto our unusual quay. This equipment will significantly expand our capacity and give opportunities for future growth and development. With excellent technical advice throughout the purchasing process and their application of the latest technology, Konecranes inspires trust and lives up to their reputation.”
Andreas Moeller, Konecranes senior sales manager, added: “At Konecranes, it’s always a great pleasure to work with a new customer. We consulted closely with Super Terminais, and our new Generation 6 electric cranes overcame the special challenges that a hot climate and the floating pier presented us. This demonstrates the importance of a solid partnering relationship with customers and the flexibility of our equipment in a range of applications and working environments.”