Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane Ordered to Boost Container Handling in Genoa
Spinelli S.r.l. (Spinelli Group) has ordered the first Generation 6 crane to their fleet of Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes at their terminal in Genoa, northwestern Italy. Their container handling operations will benefit from improved performance of this crane, its doubled service life and its improved eco-efficiency. The order was booked in July 2022 and the crane will be delivered in December.
The Spinelli Group provides logistics services across Italy via a network of port terminals and intermodal centers. The Group owns and operates the Spinelli Genoa Port Terminal (GPT) in Genoa, focusing on container handling. With over 500,000 TEU annual throughput, it is the busiest terminal in Italy. The new crane will provide added capacity as container volumes continue to grow and its new technology will enhance both operational performance and energy efficiency.
“We’ve operated Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor 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.” says Aldo Spinelli, CEO of Spinelli Group.
The new Generation 6 crane is a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.9 Mobile Harbor Crane, with a working radius of 61 m and a capacity of 125 t to serve vessels up to super-post-Panamax class. It has an innovative Konecranes hybrid drive, consisting of a diesel engine that complies with EU Stage V emission standards paired with ultracapacitors to provide additional power for heavy lifts. The ultracapacitors are refilled by the collection of lowering and braking energy. It also has built-in readiness for an external power supply to help lower operational costs while reducing noise and exhaust emissions. The system maximizes adaptability in changing port conditions and is in line with Italy’s National Energy and Climate Plan (ENCP).
“This order brings the number of Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes in the GPT fleet to 6. We have had nearly a decade of cooperation with Spinelli, and we’re delighted that they’ve chosen us again for their new container handling crane. This order demonstrates that Spinelli believes in the potential of the Generation 6 crane,” says Gino Gherri, Regional Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes.
This order is part of Ecolifting™, Konecranes’ continuous work to decrease the carbon footprints of our customers. From eco-optimizing diesel drives, to hybridization and fully-electrified fleets, we will continue to do more with less.
A strong focus on customers and 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.