Super Terminais Comercio e Industria Ltda (Super Terminais), a private freight terminal in the port of Manaus, Brazil, has ordered three eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald ESP.10 cranes of the 6th generation to serve the largest shipping vessels in modern logistics. The order booked in June 2021 will be used for handling containers and general cargo.

The port of Manaus is located at the confluence of the Amazon and the Rio Negro in the heart of Brazil and is an important trading center and transport hub for the upper Amazon basin. Super Terminais has been here for 25 years and has built a strong and reliable business that focuses on import freight and cabotage. The company needs powerful port cranes to load and unload a continuous flow of freight through the region. To increase their capacity to manage the mega-ships in use today, they ordered three Konecranes Gottwald ESP.10 pedestal cranes to be installed on their new floating pier, which was built specifically for the recent influx of larger ships on the Amazon.

“Konecranes was able to offer us a specially tailored, holistic solution consisting of reliable high-performance cranes that fit perfectly on our extraordinary quay,” says Marcello Di Gregorio, Managing Director of Super Terminais. “This equipment will greatly expand our capacity and provide opportunities for future growth and development. Konecranes builds trust and lives up to its reputation with excellent technical advice throughout the purchase process and the use of the latest technology. The choice of this equipment resulted in the perfect solution that corresponds to our philosophy of environmental protection and sustainability and combines productivity, technology and reliability. “

“It’s always a great pleasure at Konecranes to work with a new customer,” says Andreas Moeller, Senior Sales Manager, Mobile Harbor Cranes, Konecranes Port Solutions. “We consulted closely with Super Terminais and our new generation 6 electric cranes mastered the special challenges that a hot climate and the floating pier posed. This shows the importance of a solid partnership with customers and the flexibility of our devices in a range of applications and work environments. “

The three new cranes are Konecranes Gottwald ESP.10 mobile harbor cranes, which are mounted in a row on platforms on a floating pier instead of on wheels or caterpillars. With a maximum radius of 64 m and strong load capacity curves, they can serve ships up to the Super Post Panamax class with fully loaded containers up to the 22nd row. Intelligent crane functions in combination with a maximum load capacity of 125 t make it versatile enough to handle both containers and general cargo.

The cranes will be connected to an external power supply on land to increase efficiency and fully comply with regional emission standards. Electric cranes offer comprehensive lifting solutions to help customers get closer to their low carbon goals. Konecranes calls this ecolifting.

Generation 6 is the latest development from Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes and sets new standards in handling all types of freight, on all types of ships and on all types of terminals. Your DNA includes the main advantages: e for electric, s for smart and p for powerful, ESP for short. The electric drive system makes crane operation clean and efficient, while numerous smart features ensure an ergonomic, user-friendly working environment and lean processes. Performance, durability, efficiency: The new cranes stand for maximum productivity over a long service life.

A strong customer focus and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes an industry leader in lifting technology. This is underpinned by investments in digitization and technology as well as our work to make the material flow more efficient with solutions that decarbonise the economy and promote circular economy and safety.
Source: Konecranes