Konecranes secures repeat order for portal harbor crane in Vladivostok
18 December 2019
In November 2019, Pacific Logistic LLC ordered a second eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Portal Harbor Crane for their 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 is the largest Russian port on the Pacific coast. It is the eastern end of the Trans-Siberian railway, providing a direct transport link to Moscow. For many years, it has played a key role in the automotive industry, and the car manufacturing company Sollers has a joint venture with with a leading car manufacturing company and a factory (assembly and engine shops) in the city. Demand is increasing, so Pacific Logistic, who handle containers with vehicle parts for Sollers, decided to invest in a new portal harbor crane to boost their ability to handle a growing volume of imports.
“We bought a Model 3 in 2014 and have been very satisfied with it,” says Ivan Turichenko, Technical Director of Pacific Logistic. “It was easy to customize for the special conditions of this harbor and it’s been an essential part of our operations for half a decade. Now we need to increase our capacity. Since we already know the capabilities of this crane, we think another is a good investment.”
Their new crane will be the same as their previous purchase, a Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Portal Harbor Crane in the G HSK 3432 variant. It will be tailored to meet their specific quay infrastructure with a quayside track gauge of 10.5 meters and a portal clearance height of 6 meters. 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.
“The Model 3 portal harbor crane is growing in popularity,” says Hans-Juergen Schneider, Regional Sales Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions. “We just handed one over to Sweden. Now we have a repeat order from Russia. This confirms that our medium-sized portal harbor cranes have a clear market niche, with their flexibility of design fulfilling the needs of customers in a wide variety of locations.” This order is part of Powered by Ecolifting, Konecranes’ vision to minimize the footprint and improve the handprint of equipment for container terminals. From eco-optimizing diesel drives, to hybridization and fully-electrified fleets, we will continue to do more with less.
Source: Konecranes GmbH