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Konecranes Gottwald MHC for new terminal in Trieste, Italy

Konecranes Gottwald MHC for new terminal in Trieste, Italy
A Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 MHC

Konecranes is set to deliver an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane (MHC) for a new terminal at the Port of Trieste in northeastern Italy.

The crane was ordered in the second quarter of 2020 by Piattaforma Logistica Trieste S.r.L (PLT) and is set to be delivered in September and commissioned in October, handling containers, general cargo and heavy project cargo.

PLT is a partnership formed by local companies to build and operate in a public private partnership with the Trieste Port Authority a new marine terminal at the Port of Trieste.

Matteo Parisi, a member of the board of Francesco Parisi S.p.A, the main shareholder in PLT, said: “Our partner companies have had very good experience with Konecranes Gottwald MHCs at their other terminals.

“Konecranes’ renowned reliability and flexibility, together with their advanced, green technology make it the right choice for a new terminal like ours in Trieste.”

The new crane will be a Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 MHC in the G HMK 5506 variant and the order includes two twin-lift spreaders with 60 tonnes capacity for containers.

With a working radius of 51 m it has the much needed reach for ships up to post-Panamax class and a maximum lifting capacity of 125 tonnes to allow for both general cargo and heavy project cargo handling.

Smart crane features such as a hoisting height assistant and a landside lowering function have been included to make the operator’s job safer and easier.

The crane will have a built in-readiness for an external power supply to allow for conversion to electric operation.

Gino Gherri, regional sales manager for Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “Our versatile Konecranes Gottwald MHCs are perfectly suited to beginning operations at new terminals like this one.”