Konecranes, a smart terminal solutions provider, has agreed to deliver the Mediterranean region’s largest ever mobile harbour crane to the Port of Livorno, Italy.
The Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 crane was ordered by terminal operator Lorenzini in Q3 2018, and will begin to serve vessels transporting containers, wheeled cargo and vehicles in January 2019.
In addition to this, the diesel-electric mobile harbour crane can boost the eco-efficiency of port operations by hooking up to the terminal’s grid.
Enio Lorenzini, President of Lorenzini & C. S.r.l, said: “We are already operating six high-performance mobile harbour cranes from Konecranes in Livorno and have opted for the giant Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 crane to expand our fleet.
“This flexible crane meets the challenges presented by the new vessel sizes and types used by our partner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).
“Having the largest mobile harbour crane in the Mediterranean region is symbolic of how we are keeping one step ahead.”
Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales and Marketing Director of Konecranes' Business Unit Mobile Harbour Cranes, also commented: “With this large Model 8 crane, Lorenzini can handle containers across 22 rows and a very high on-deck stack height.
“We are pleased to see that this new Model 8 crane variant is gaining a foothold in Europe.”
The Model 8 crane will be delivered fully-erected and then commissioned on site.