Konecranes has received an order to deliver eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to Italy’s Port of Brindisi.

The order was placed in the first quarter of this year by SpA Servizi Industriali (SIR).

The delivery is expected in May and the commissioning will take place in June. The crane will mostly handle bulk along with general and project cargo.

SIR owner and MD Antonio Roma said: “We have been very pleased with our first Konecranes purchase. With its maximum lifting capacity of 80t, it offers us already high flexibility in bulk materials and general cargo handling.

“But now we need to increase capacity. We decided on Konecranes again because we were looking for a high-performance crane that would allow us to handle much larger volumes of bulk, as well as more general and heavier project cargo when required.”

SIR was founded in 2005 and expanded later to include port services at the Port of Brindisi, which is one of the major commercial harbours on the Adriatic Sea.

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In 2018, SIR purchased Konecranes Gottwald Model 2 mobile harbour crane when the port business expanded.

The crane is a Model 5 in the G HMK 5506 variant that has a motor grab. It has a working radius of 51m, which offers the reach for ships up to post-Panamax class and the maximum load carried is increased to 125t.

Additional features of the crane include ‘hoisting height assistant and land-side lowering’ that make the operator’s job safer and easier.

It also features a built-in readiness for an external power supply, which alleviates the conversion to operation using the harbour mains.

Konecranes Port Solutions Regional Sales Manager Gino Gherri said: “We are proud of this repeat order.

“It demonstrates the strength of our partnership with SIR and highlights the value of cultivating long-term business relationships to help customers build their success with Konecranes.”

In January, Turkish port operator Yilport Holding awarded contracts to Konecranes for automated RTG systems in three European container terminals.