Pacific Logistic LLC has ordered a second eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 portal habour crane for Sollers Terminal in Vladivostok, Russia.
After handover in late autumn 2020, the crane will expand capacity for handling containers of automotive parts and common consumption goods.
Vladivostok, which is the largest Russian port on the Pacific coast, is the eastern end of the Trans-Siberian railway, providing a direct transport link to Moscow.
The city particularly caters to the automotive industry and car manufacter Sollers has a joint venture with a factory involved in assembly and engine shops in the city.
As demand is increasing, Pacific Logistic, which handles containers with vehicle parts for Sollers, chose to invest in another crane to boost its ability to handle the growing volume of imports.
Ivan Turichenko, Technical Director of Pacific Logistic, said: “We bought a Model 3 in 2014 and have been very satisfied with it.
“It was easy to customise for the special conditions of this harbour and it’s been an essential part of our operations for half a decade. Now we need to increase our capacity.”
The new crane will be the same as their previous purchase, a Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 portal harbour crane in the G HSK 3432 variant.
It will be tailored to meet the specific quay infrastructure with a quayside track gauge of 10.5 m and a portal clearance height of 6 m.
Because the permissible rail loading is low, it will have 32 wheels, 8 at each corner of the crane. It is equipped with an external power supply to help lower operational costs while reducing noise and local exhaust emissions in the terminal.