LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc (LOGISTEC), an operator of bulk cargo terminals in the Port of Montreal, Canada, has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbor crane to improve its technology and eco-efficiency in material handling. The order was booked in June 2021. The crane will be delivered in October and, according to the company, will be used for handling bulk goods such as scrap.

A major port on the east coast of the North American continent, the Port of Montreal serves Toronto and central Canada, as well as the Midwest and Northeastern United States, with nearly half of its import traffic coming from Europe. Such a port needs powerful cranes to handle a continuous flow of cargo around the clock. It was time to add new equipment to the existing fleet of mobile harbor cranes at the LOGISTEC terminal. They ordered a Konecranes Gottwald Model 7 crane, which will take their bulk handling equipment to a new level of eco-efficiency. Commissioning and handover are planned for October 2021.

The new crane is a Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor crane model 7 in the variant G HMK 7608 B. With a maximum radius of 54 m, it can serve bulk carriers up to the Capesize class. Intelligent crane functions in combination with a maximum load capacity of 150 t make it versatile enough to handle almost any type of dry bulk material. The crane is equipped with an external power supply to use electricity from the port line for eco-efficient operation. To work independently of this power source, the Model 7 uses its on-board diesel engine, which meets the latest EPA Tier 4f emissions standard.

A strong customer focus and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a 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.

Konecranes is a leading global group of Lifting Businesses ™ serving a wide range of customers including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes offers productivity-enhancing lifting solutions and services for all makes of hoists. In 2020 the group turnover was 3.2 billion euros. The group employs around 16,500 people in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.