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 will be used to handle bulk goods such as scrap.

As 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 Northeast of the United States, with almost 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.

“We’re always ready to go further and look ahead, so we want high quality equipment that supports our continued growth,” said Rodney Corrigan, President of LOGISTEC Stevedoring Inc. “Our mission is to enable reliable and sustainable supply chains why we opted for an electric drive solution due to the combination of flexibility and eco-efficiency. Konecranes gives us high performance, strength and longevity, while also offering opportunities for future growth and development. “

“Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes are well known at LOGISTEC. They have already used a Model 5 at Corner Brook Harbor in Newfoundland and two Model 6 units at Port Manatee, Florida, ”said Alan Garcia, Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Region Americas at Konecranes. “The fact that LOGISTEC has selected us again for their Montreal operation shows the confidence they have in our equipment and that our cranes are ideal for a wide variety of applications and future growth needs. Our partnership is based on long-term cooperation, shared values ​​and shared goals. ”

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.

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