The sixth generation of Konecranes Mobile Harbor Cranes. Photo: Konecranes

A new generation of energy-efficient mobile harbor cranes supports sustainable port operations.

Konecranes Generation 6 cranes are electrically powered and can also run on battery power, reducing fuel and maintenance costs and helping customers achieve low carbon goals. The cranes can serve any type of ship and any type of cargo at any location.

“These cranes represent the very best of Konecranes in terms of technology and durability, and thus support our commitment to sustainability,” said Rob Smith, President and CEO of Konecranes. “Our customers’ carbon footprint is just as important as our own, and we want to reduce it through low-carbon, eco-efficient solutions and by extending product life cycles in ports, factories and wherever our products and services are used.”

Electric or battery operated

Generation 6 cranes are designed for the use of electrical energy. The electricity can be obtained from an onshore grid, so that no direct CO2 emissions arise during operation.

Operators can also opt for a new battery solution that also reduces emissions and offers more flexibility by enabling network-independent crane operation.

For quays without power supply, the cranes are equipped with fuel-efficient diesel generators and the latest hybrid drives from Konecranes.

In addition to lower emissions, the durable design of the cranes promotes circularity. The robust construction doubles the service life in container operation compared to previous generations, and more powerful load-bearing capacity curves and high working speeds ensure greater efficiency and faster handling times.

The durable design not only saves the resources needed to build new cranes, it also supports resale value when customers renew their fleets.