2020 November 18 12:24
In the third quarter of 2020, Transford LLC (Transford) ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Portal Harbor Cranes for their operations in Poti on the southwestern coast of Georgia by the Black Sea. With delivery and commissioning planned for the end of 2021, the cranes will handle both containers and bulk materials.
Transford was founded in 2010 as an affiliate of PACE Group, Georgia’s largest transportation company, to provide stevedoring and storage services at the Poti Sea Port. The town is a major port and industrial center, with a railway connection to the capital Tbilisi over 300 km away. Georgia is steadily developing into an international transport corridor for the region. Transford focuses on container and bulk cargo handling, and with business expanding they decided to acquire two more cranes for the four berths they operate in the port.
The two new cranes will be Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Portal Harbor Cranes. They are G HSK 4440 variants, giving a maximum lifting capacity of up to 100 t, a strong lifting capacity curve and a working radius of up to 46 m, with the outreach needed for container ships up to Panamax class. Its light, single-jib design and high working speed makes it highly productive and efficient for bulk cargo handling. The customized portals have 10 travel wheels on each portal corner to meet local rail load requirements. The cranes are equipped with an external power supply, eliminating local emissions and reducing energy and maintenance costs while simultaneously reducing noise.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2019, Group sales totaled EUR 3.33 billion. Including MHE-Demag, the Group has around 17,000 employees in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.