In the first quarter of 2018, Konecranes won another order from Italy for mobile harbor cranes. Two cranes were recently commissioned at Port of Civitavecchia, Rome.

Civitavecchia Fruit & Forest Terminal SpA (CFFT), a subsidiary of the Belgian holding company Noord Natie, purchased one new eco-efficient diesel-electric Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 Mobile Harbor Crane and one used mobile harbor crane from Konecranes to support its steadily growing fruit handling business. Both machines will handle reefer containers as well as palletized fruit.

Steven Clerckx, Managing Director, CFFT: “Our long-term strategy foresees the successive expansion of our infrastructure to strengthen our position as a leading terminal for importing bananas and pineapples to Italy. As the backbone of this infrastructure, we have now opted for an impressive solution based on a new and a used crane from Konecranes. The benefits include immediate availability of the cranes, which will lead to improved quayside handling capacity in the short-term.”

Gino Gherri, Regional Sales Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, says, “The solution for CFFT was developed in close cooperation between the Italian and Belgian teams of both the customer and Konecranes. The result confirms our portfolio strategy, which enables us to provide operators around the globe with packages flexibly tailored to their needs. As in the case of CFFT, these complementary packages can include both state-of-the-art new cranes and used cranes, which provide a long remaining lifetime and outstanding value for money.”

For increased cargo handling performance and improved safety, the new Model 5 crane offers a number of smart crane features for assisted crane motions and working range limitation. These include a lifting height limiting function as well as a landside lowering function. To maximize the crane’s availability, it is additionally equipped with a remote access function, which enables the customer and Konecranes’ service team to access operating and diagnostics data around the clock without interrupting crane operation.

The Model 5 two-rope crane provides a maximum lifting capacity of 125 t and an outreach of up to 51 m. The used crane offers capacity up to 150 t and a maximum outreach of 51 m.

Mike Godfrey
Author: Mike Godfrey