In a ceremony, Euroports Med’s managing director Pablo Garcia Muňiz and COO Erik Klönhammer showed the crane to the port authority (AdSPdMAS) president, Fulvio Lino Di Blasio.
In bulk mode the crane has a throughput of up to 1,000 tph and can also be used heavy lifts up to 144t under hook. Maximum outreach is 54m.
“We recognise that there is a great opportunity to turn Porto Marghera into the main Adriatic hub for steel and agro-alimentary cargoes,” said Muňiz.
In the past year Euroports Med has invested €7M in the terminal, which boasts one of Europe’s biggest grain silos, with a capacity for 100,000t, and has over 4 km of internal rail tracks.
The new crane is fitted with a solar panel array to power onboard auxiliaries and came with a total of seven mechanical shovels for unloading trucks and rail cars, the latter in a newly commissioned trench.
In August, TRV announced the commissioning of a solar park with an output of 185 kW on the roof of warehouse 432 in the port. With an anticipated output of 220,000 kWh per annum, the installation will reduce the operator’s carbon dioxide emissions by around 112t in the next 12 months. Euroports Group’s corporate aim is to reduce CO2E by 4% per year to 2030.