Look up to the new crane. Artwork!

New port crane!

New mobile port crane for Gosselin Logistics

Gosselin Logistics highlights its ambitions with the investment in an additional crane for its terminal on the Albert Canal. On Monday, May 3, the crane will be delivered by inland waterway to the terminal as a kit, and the assembly can begin.

“The widening of the Albert Canal and the expansion of our quay wall have had a positive impact on our activities. Gosselin continues to invest in sustainable and environmentally responsible logistics via inland waterways,” says Marc Smet, CEO of Gosselin Group. “We want to apply inland navigation and multimodal solutions as often as possible to ease the pressure on local and other roads and to offer certainty to our clients. After all, the number of containers being processed continues to rise.”

The new mobile crane has a 51-meter radius and will be deployed primarily for containers and breakbulk cargo. The Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 has a maximum load capacity of 125 tons for heavy lifting jobs and is the perfect supplement for our existing crane.

“Decisions on installations like this are naturally always made in consultation with the local authorities,” Marc Smet says in conclusion. “We’re really happy that we were able to take this important step towards sustainable transport.”

Starting on Monday, May 3, you can follow the assembly of the crane on the other side of the Albert Canal (Schoten side).

New mobile port crane assembly

Work in progress: the making of our new crane

June 14, 2021
After about a month of hard work our new mobile port crane is ready for duty and will be moved to its new position. This will happen on a pontoon across the Albert canal so it'll be an impressive event!

Functional testing new mobile port crane

May 24 to June 3, 2021
Fingers crossed for the final check tomorrow! If everything goes well, our crane will be fully operational soon.

Testing of our new mobile port crane

May 24 to June 2, 2021
Beauty isn't measured in lbs but our crane lifting containers, weights and other ballast as a test, is magnificent to behold!

Our new mobile port crane overlooking the Albert Canal

May 20, 2021
Doesn’t the Albert Canal look pretty with our new crane standing proudly next to it? We can’t wait to start using it but first we’ll need to do lots and lots of testing.

New Gosselin mobile port crane

May 20, 2021
On a scale from zero to mobile port crane, this is a solid ten, don’t you think? 

Our new crane: stairway to ..

May 19, 2021
Warning, do not ascend when afraid of heights! This stairway to the heaven is not for the faint of heart.  

Look up to the new crane. Artwork!

May 19, 2021
It’s beginning to look a lot like… a massive mobile port crane that will help Gosselin Logistics to further expand and grow. Don’t you think? 

New mobile port crane work in progress

May 12, 2021
We’re nearing the finish, but we won’t rush the assembly. All good things come to those who wait after all. 

New mobile port crane teamwork

May 12, 2021
Teamwork makes the dream work. We couldn’t have done this without the Sarens specialists. Thank you guys! 

New mobile port crane parts waiting to be mounted

May 11, 2021
Did we mention how many parts there are? It’s a lot. And they all need to be carefully assembled in a precise order for our crane to perform at the maximum of her abilities.  

New mobile part crane parts waiting to be added

May 11, 2021
Parts, parts and more parts. All waiting to be added to our new crane.  

New mobile port crane work in progress

May 6, 2021
We’re far from finished but you can already see what this beauty will look like! 

New mobile port crane - work in progress

May 6, 2021
Luckily the weather co-operated a little bit and allowed us to work on the construction of the crane without getting soaked in the process. 

New mobile port crane a solid foundation

May 5, 2021
This isn’t a quick assembly. Everything needs to be spot-on for this massive crane so it takes a solid foundation and weeks of specialist work to put it all together. 

New mobile port crane work in progress

May 5, 2021
Everything about this crane is enormous. Luckily we have lots of space to store the parts waiting to be assembled. 

New mobile port crane work in progress

May 3, 2021
Don’t just say ‘crane’ to our Konecranes Gottwald model 5 crane. Specialists from Konecranes Germany have come all this way to help us with the construction of this magnificent beast. 

Gosselin stacker moving crane components

May 3, 2021
Shoutout to our Gosselin container terminal crew who are moving all the crane components to the right place.

New mobile port crane being offloaded

May 3, 2021
Step 1 is to unload all the parts of the new mobile port crane for Gosselin Logistics. And to doublecheck if we aren’t missing any (major) elements.

New mobile port crane parts being offloaded

May 3, 2021
The perfect location of the Gosselin headquarters near the Albert Canal in Antwerp allowed us to ship this newest addition of the Gosselin family via the inland waterways. Even the weather co-operated today. 

New port crane ready to be offloaded

May 2, 2021
Having your package delivered is the best feeling in the world. Whether it’s new socks or an enormous new mobile port crane. We can’t wait to unpack it! 

About Gosselin Logistics

Gosselin Logistics is a leading provider of logistics services. With activities ranging from shipping, forwarding and warehouse storage to customs formalities Gosselin Logistics can offer its customers a constant supply chain. Heavy-Gosselin is a division of Gosselin Logistics specialized in industrial projects. 

Gosselin Logistics is a division of the Gosselin Group that has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1930 and employs a staff of 800 that generates more than 270 million Euros in turnover.

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