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Konecranes secures repeat order for portal harbour crane

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In November 2019, Pacific Logistic LLC ordered a second eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Portal Harbour Crane for their Sollers Terminal in Vladivostok, Russia. After handover in late autumn 2020, the crane is expected to expand capacity for handling containers of automotive parts and common consumption goods.

Vladivostok is the largest Russian port on the Pacific coast. It is at the eastern end of the Trans-Siberian railway, providing a direct transport link to Moscow. For many years, it has played a role in the automotive industry. The car manufacturing company, Sollers, has a factory (assembly and engine shops) in the city. Pacific Logistic, who handle containers with vehicle parts for Sollers, has decided to invest in a new portal harbour crane to help them handle a 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 has 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.”

The new crane will be the same as the company’s previous purchase, a Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Portal Harbour 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 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.

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