Port of Turku’s crane operations modernize
Mar 29, 2012
The Port of Turku will demolish three old and stationary cranes and replace them with a new and more efficient precision crane. The contract for delivery was made with Mantsinen Group from northern Karelia. The new crane will arrive in mid-June and is worth EUR one million.
The new Hybrilift crane moves on tracks and can therefore be used flexibly in warehouse field areas and at loading. It will be located in the inner harbour where it can handle bulk material and other goods in a large area.
Apart from being versatile, the new crane has also better fuel economy. Old cranes will still remain in the inner harbor, such as the container crane and the multi-purpose crane. The new crane will bring the total amount of port cranes to six, all of which will be located in the inner harbor.
The purchase of the crane will develop and further improve the port operations. At the same time we will modernize other cranes, too. The new crane and the refurbished cranes will take the port’s crane operations to a completely new level. The previous crane purchase to the port was in the 1990’s.