Konecranes Wins Crane Move And Recommissioning Contract In Italy

 

Yilport Holding has chosen Konecranes to refurbish and bring back into service 23 cranes as part of its plan to create a new and important Mediterranean shipping hub at Taranto Port.

Yilport won a 49-year concession from Italian authorities in 2019 to operate Taranto, located in the southeastern part of the country. The Turkish company plans to use the port’s central location to create a thriving Mediterranean hub.

The contract with Konecranes includes the recommissioning of seven Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes and 16 Rail-Mounted Gantry (RMG) cranes that are currently inactive. Konecranes started with the project in January 2020, aiming to first move the seven STS cranes 100 metres down the quay so they can start operations. Several of the RMG cranes will also be recommissioned in the first half of 2020, and the remaining RMGs will be brought online by the end of 2020.