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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
05/08/19 11:08

New Gottwald crane for Flavio Gioia terminal

The unit, with a capacity of 150 tons, has already been delivered in Naples, completing an investment plan launched by Roberto Bucci’s company in 2017


With its new Gottwald mobile crane, recently delivered in the port of Naples, Roberto Bucci Group's subsidiary Terminal Flavio Gioia (TFG) completed its investment plan for new handling units that started two years ago.

The latest unit, purchased through a financial transactions supported by Banco Popolare's (BPM) Neapolitan branch, is a G HMK 7608 Konecranes-Gottwald mobile crane, with a capacity of 150 tons, a 54 meters maximum outreach (38.3 tons capacity) and equipped with a 2X20 Bromma spreader".

The new crane – delivered in Naples on July the 31st, onboard the Dutch ship Daan – will have to be assembled and tested, therefore TGF requested an authorization to Port Authority President Pietro Spirito for the temporary use of areas close to its premises – part of quay 32, until September the 30th – which is currently being used to handle freights.

The investment for this new Gottwald crane completes the plan launched by the terminal operator in 2017 with the purchase of 3 Kalmar reach stackers (the last having been delivered in May 2019) and 2 Kalmar forklift trucks.

“Our terminal implemented a safety and productive efficiency strategy for all its handling units, both cranes and reach stackers”, explained the group's chairman to Ship2Shore.

In fact, the unit recently delivered in Naples will be added to 4 Gottwald cranes for containers (one of which with a 150 tons capacity) and to another Gottwald crane for general freights. “This crane was purchased to join the other unit with the same characteristics (150 tons capacity) in order to provide an improved service, with good performances, also to ships requiring a 12 meters draught, with 16 container rows and 40 meters wide”, Bucci concluded.


Francesco Bottino

TAG : Handling