Brindisi orders second Konecranes MHC
(Posted on 06/05/20)
In the first quarter of 2020, SIR S.p.A. Servizi Industriali (SIR) ordered another eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane for their operations at the Port of Brindisi in south-eastern Italy. With delivery in May and commissioning in June, the crane will be handling mostly bulk but also general and project cargo.
Founded in 2005, SIR is a leading provider of industry-related environmental services. A decade later, they expanded their operations to include port services at the Port of Brindisi, one of the most important commercial harbours on the Adriatic Sea. Since then, their port business has rapidly expanded, and only two years ago they bought a Konecranes Gottwald Model 2 mobile harbour crane.
“We’ve been very pleased with our first Konecranes purchase,” says Antonio Roma, Managing Director and owner of SIR. “With its maximum lifting capacity of 80 t it offers us already high flexibility in bulk materials and general cargo handling. But now we need to increase capacity. We decided on Konecranes again because we were looking for a high-performance crane that would allow us to handle much larger volumes of bulk, as well as more general and heavier project cargo when required.”
Their second Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane will be a Model 5 in the G HMK 5506 variant with a motor grab. Its working radius of up to 51 meters gives the reach needed for ships up to post-Panamax class and raises the maximum load they can handle up to
125 t. Smart crane features, including a hoisting height assistant and land-side lowering, make the job of the operator easier and safer. The crane will have built-in readiness for an external power supply, so conversion to operation via the harbour mains will be easy when resources allow. Web reporting provides relevant crane data to increase both performance and serviceability. It also fulfils the criteria set out in Italy’s National Industry 4.0 Plan, a state strategy that encourages industrial innovation.
“We are proud of this repeat order,” says Gino Gherri, Regional Sales Manager for Konecranes Port Solutions. “It demonstrates the strength of our partnership with SIR and highlights the value of cultivating long-term business relationships to help customers build their success with Konecranes.”
The technology group Wärtsilä’s extensive experience in marine hybrid propulsion solutions... Read more
In the third quarter of 2020, Transford LLC (Transford) ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald... Read more
Danelec Marine (Danelec) and Veracity by DNV GL (Veracity) have signed a pilot agreement to enable new... Read more
A new system for reducing marine emissions has entered Alfa Laval’s Pure Thinking portfolio. Targeting... Read more
In September 2020, the Panama City Port Authority (PCPA) ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald... Read more
A 4000C Series E-Crane with 42 meter outreach and 52 ton capacity has been successfully commissioned... Read more
After years of success in Asian-built ships, DESMI is now bringing its efficient firefighting products... Read more
The International Chamber of Shipping is set to deliver two new initiatives to help the shipping industry... Read more
Global safety and survival solutions provider Survitec has rebranded its established liferaft rental... Read more
Hydrex has performed a propeller blade cropping on a 180-meter bulker berthed in Ghent. The tip of two... Read more