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Fruit handlers purchase Konecranes Gottwald units
The Model 5 mobile harbour crane

Fruit handlers purchase Konecranes Gottwald units

A fruit-handling terminal at Italy’s Port of Civitavecchia has bought two Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes to handle reefer containers and palletised fruit.

Civitavecchia Fruit and Forest Terminal SpA (CFFT), a subsidiary of Belgian holding company Noord Natie, has purchased one new diesel-electric Model 5 mobile harbour crane and one used unit to support its operations in Rome.

Steven Clerckx, managing director of CFFT, said: “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.

The Model 5 offers a lifting height limiting function, a landside lowering function and a remote access function to increase the crane’s availability. This remote access allows customers and Konecranes’ service team to access operating and diagnostics data around the clock without interrupting crane operation.

Gino Gherri, regional sales manager of Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “[This purchase] 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 packages can include both new cranes and used cranes.”