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Zuidnatie Breakbulk commissions electric Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes

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Konecranes has supplied two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes to Belgian logistics and transportation firm Zuidnatie Breakbulk. The order included a Model 3 and a Model 7 crane.

Zuidnatie Breakbulk commissions electric Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes

Founded in 1870, Zuidnatie has a long history serving their customers in Antwerp, the second largest port in Europe and one of the top 20 commercial harbours in the world. The company provides logistics and transportation services for all kinds of cargo. To further extend their business, Zuidnatie has recently commissioned two more mobile harbour cranes.

“We’ve been operating Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes for more than 20 years,” says Stéphanie Feys, Managing Director of Zuidnatie NV. “We trust both the high overall performance of the cranes and the eco-efficiency of their diesel-electric drive. After discussing our needs with Konecranes, we’ve decided to move closer to fully-electric operation for both environmental and economic reasons.”

For empty container handling and heavy loads up to 100 t in their opera-tions area at Quay 624, Zuidnatie has opted for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 mobile harbour crane GHMK 3405 in the two-rope variant. The crane is equipped with an external power supply to be connected to the harbour mains, reducing local exhaust and noise emissions in the terminal. For bulk and break-bulk handling at Quay 480, they chose a Model 7 in the four-rope variant G HMK 7508 B, with a powerful 63 t grab curve in A7 and a maximum capaci-ty of 125 t. Prepared for an external power supply, electric conversion will be easy when resources allow.

“Konecranes’ electric drives give lower operational costs over the crane’s lifecycle and can deliver even higher efficiency with an external power supply, making them an excellent investment for our customers,” said Alexandros Stogianidis, Director Sales Benelux for Konecranes Port Solutions. “This pro-ject underlines the value of our long-term partnerships with our customers, and shows the growing momentum behind our eco-efficient portfolio of products.”

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