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MHC to increase Italian terminal productivity

MHC to increase Italian terminal productivity

(Posted on 01/04/21)

The port terminal operator SERMI in Pozzallo (Sicily), has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane to improve its overall capacity in bulk, container, and general cargo handling. The order, booked in Q1 2021, highlights Konecranes’ commitment to the growth and transformation of customers and industries so they run more efficiently, sustainably and safely.

SERMI has decided to enlarge its fleet of mobile harbor cranes at its facility in the Port of Pozzallo, a major Mediterranean harbor handling containers shipped worldwide. SERMI ordered a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 crane, which will increase the handling performance and reduce the operator’s overall carbon footprint thanks to the crane’s diesel-electric drive, raising the terminal to a new level of efficiency. It will be delivered in May 2021.

“For many years, we’ve provided the best industry services for our clients, who include some major local shipping lines. Our new Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor crane will help us to continue meeting increasing customer demand for the traffic of containers worldwide at the highest level of quality, and in a more sustainable way,” said Vincenzo Venniro, owner and CEO of SERMI.

“The advanced electric drive at the heart of our cranes and the high performance that results perfectly fit the productivity and sustainability needs of SERMI. This agreement builds on years of good cooperation and we look forward to continuing on this path into the future,” says Gino Gherri, Regional Sales Manager for Konecranes Port Solutions.

The new crane is a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane in the G HMK 6507 variant. With a maximum radius of 51 m, it can service container vessels up to post-Panamax class. A full range of smart crane features combined with a maximum lifting capacity of

125 t makes it ideal for general cargo and bulk handling as well. Remote monitoring will allow SERMI to follow the performance of their new purchase and plan maintenance more easily. The crane will have built-in readiness for an external power supply, so conversion to electric operation will be easy when resources allow.

A strong focus on customers and a commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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