Italian terminal operator and logistics company Spinelli has ordered a 125 tonne Konecranes Gottwald ESP.9 Generation 6 mobile harbour crane for its terminal in Genoa.
The crane has a working radius of 61 metres and can service vessels up to super-post-Panamax class, with the aim to improve container handling operations in the port. Delivery is due in December.
The new crane features hybrid drive with electric plug in power and a relatively small Stage V diesel paired with ultra-capacitors to provide additional power for heavy lifts. The ultra-capacitors are topped up by regenerative power from load lowering and braking.
The Spinelli Genoa Port Terminal in Genoa handles over 500,000 TEU (Twenty foot Equivalent) annual throughput, making it the busiest terminal in Italy. The new crane will provide additional capacity as container volumes continue to grow.
Chief executive Aldo Spinelli said: “We’ve operated Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes at the terminal since 2014 and now we’re ready to upgrade, so we’re very pleased to order the new Generation 6. With better performance, a doubled service life for container handling and improved eco-efficiency, we expect great things from the crane.”
Gino Gherri, regional sales manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes said: “This order brings the number of Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes in the Genoa fleet to six We have had nearly a decade of cooperation with Spinelli and are delighted that they have chosen us again for their new container handling crane. This order demonstrates that Spinelli believes in the potential of the Generation 6 crane.”