Lorenzini & C. S.r.l (Lorenzini) has ordered the Mediterranean region’s largest ever mobile harbour crane from Konecranes to handle containers at the Port of Livorno.
The Gottwald Model 8 crane, which was ordered in the third quarter of 2018, has an outreach of up to 64 m and a powerful lifting capacity curve, noted the manufacturer.
It is expected to be operational from January 2019 and will be delivered fully-erected and then commissioned on-site.
Konecranes hopes to improve load distribution on the port’s quay by combining Gottwald mobile harbour crane technology with a new 12-axle chassis concept.
Additionally, the diesel-electric crane will be ready to hook-up to the terminal’s grid and aims to provide better eco-efficiency in the future.
Sales and marketing director of Konecranes’ business unit mobile harbour cranes, Giuseppe Di Lisa, added: “With this large Model 8 crane, Lorenzini can handle containers across 22 rows and a very high on-deck stack height.”
Lorenzini already operates six Konecranes mobile harbour cranes at the Port of Livorno and the new crane will serve container vessels and hybrid roll-on roll off (ConRo) vessels transporting containers, wheeled cargo and vehicles.
Enio Lorenzini, the president of Lorenzini, said: “This flexible crane meets the challenges presented by the new vessel sizes and types used by our partner MSC.
“Having the largest mobile harbour crane in the Mediterranean region is symbolic of how we are keeping one step ahead.”