Spinelli Group has ordered the first Generation 6 crane to its fleet of Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane at its terminal in Genoa, north-western Italy. Its container handling operations will benefit from improved performance of this crane, its doubled service life and improved eco-efficiency.

The order was booked in July 2022 and the crane will be delivered in December.

The Spinelli Group provides logistics services across Italy via a network of port terminals and intermodal centers.

The Group owns and operates the Spinelli Genoa Port Terminal (GPT) in Genoa, focusing on container handling. With over 500,000 TEU annual throughput, it is the busiest terminal in Italy.

The new crane will provide added capacity as container volumes continue to grow and its new technology will enhance both operational performance and energy efficiency.

“We’ve operated Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes at the terminal since 2014, and now we’re ready to upgrade, so we’re very pleased to order the new Generation 6. With better performance, a doubled service life for container handling and improved eco-efficiency, we expect great things from the crane.” said Aldo Spinelli, CEO, Spinelli Group.

The new Generation 6 crane is a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.9 Mobile Harbor Crane, with a working radius of 61m and a capacity of 125t to serve vessels up to super-post-Panamax class.

It has a Konecranes hybrid drive, consisting of a diesel engine that complies with EU Stage V emission standards paired with ultra-capacitors to provide additional power for heavy lifts.

The ultra-capacitors are refilled by the collection of lowering and braking energy. It also has built-in readiness for an external power supply to help lower operational costs while reducing noise and exhaust emissions.

The system maximizes adaptability in changing port conditions and is in line with Italy’s National Energy and Climate Plan (ENCP).

“This order brings the number of Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes in the GPT fleet to 6. We have had nearly a decade of cooperation with Spinelli, and we're delighted that they’ve chosen us again for their new container handling crane. This order demonstrates that Spinelli believes in the potential of the Generation 6 crane,” added Gino Gherri, regional sales manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes.