Lorenzini acquires three Terex Gottwald Model 7 cranes in two years22 November 2016 by Sotiris Kanaris
Italian terminal operator Lorenzini & C. S.R.L (Lorenzini) has acquired a diesel-electric Terex Gottwald Model 7 mobile harbour crane in the G HMK 7608 two rope variant.
This is the third crane of this type the company acquires since 2014 and it will be put in operation in Livorno.
In autumn 2014, a first crane in the G HMK 7608 variant went to the terminal in Livorno, followed in summer 2015 by a G HMK 7408. With the new machine, the fleet size of Terex Gottwald mobile harbour cranes at Lorenzini has increased to five.
Like the two other machines, the new G HMK 7608 crane will mainly help Lorenzini to handle containers. The crane features a maximum lifting capacity of 150t, up to 54m outreach and maximum lifting speeds of 100m/min. Thanks to a tower extension, it can load and unload vessels with containers stacked very high on deck.
Francesco Lorenzini, managing director of the company, said: “With the new crane, we continue to focus on homogeneity, reliability and performance in our fleet. Our existing machines from TPS have so far helped us increase our handling rates, and it is hence logical that we now opted for another Terex Gottwald machine.
“Beyond containers, we have regular demand for the handling of general cargo, and with the mobile harbour crane we will be able to quickly respond to respective requests from our international customers.”
Gino Gherri, Regional Director Sales & Services Terex Port Solutions: “The new machine is another milestone in our business relations with Lorenzini that started with the delivery of two used HMK 300 E of Generation 4 from TPS.
“With the new G HMK 7608, TPS confirms its series of success in Italy. Since 2014, we have taken a total of eight Model 7 cranes into operation throughout Italy.”