Breakbulk & heavylift terminal operator Rhenus Logistics B.V. in Rotterdam ordered the first electric harbor mobile crane with external power supply in the Netherlands from Konecranes
30 January 2020
“For this new order, we wanted a comparable crane as the previous one bought in 2017, but with even better energy efficiency, to correspond with the Rhenus Group’s commitment to sustainability and our ambition in Rotterdam for further electrification” says Managing Director Peter van der Steen. “Our fourth Konecranes Gottwald crane is like the previous one, a Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane in the G HMK 6507 variant. It gives us a second option for handling up to 125 tons of general and heavy project cargo as well as containers. In twin-lift with its sister crane we now can lift up to max 187,5 tons.
However, what sets it apart is that the new crane uses a 690V external power supply, which will lower operating costs, while reducing noise and exhaust emissions at the same time. As the first Model 6 crane is prepared for an external power supply, Rhenus will be able to connect it to the harbor mains as well, at a later stage.” The commissioning of the crane is planned for May and handover for June 2020.
With 2 terminals, 1700 meters of quay length and water depths between 10,50 and 16,50 meters, Rhenus Port Logistics in Rotterdam is one of the largest independent breakbulk & heavy lift port terminal operators in Europe. Rhenus handles and stores breakbulk metals & steel, forest products, containers and heavy lift & project cargoes. The two deep sea terminals function as a cargo hub for project and general cargo forwarders, heavy lift and breakbulk shipping companies, offshore companies, traders, producers & manufacturers.
Bart-Luc Olde Hanter
Rhenus Logistics B.V.
Antarcticaweg 199, 3199 KA Rotterdam / Maasvlakte, The Netherlands
Mob: +31 (0)6 222 970 73
The Rhenus Group is a leading logistics service provider with global business operations and an annual turnover of EUR 5.1 billion.
Rhenus has business sites at 660 locations worldwide and employs 31,000 people. The Rhenus Group provides solutions for a wide variety of different sectors along the complete supply chain;
they include multimodal transport operations, warehousing, customs clearance as well as innovative value added services.