New crane on the move
New mobile port crane moved by waterway to new location
On June 16, Gosselin Logistics will move the new crane by waterway to its new location at the container terminal. To achieve this major move, Gosselin is partnering with VICTROL – Heavy and RORO Pontoons that will supply the pontoon to transport both cranes down the Albert Canal. Gosselin expects this undertaking to make the switch with the old crane will take a full day, so efforts will start early in the morning.
The steel giant was delivered in several parts on May 3 by transport over inland waterways, and Gosselin Logistics has worked non-stop ever since with specialists from Konecranes Germany and Sarens to assemble the new crane. After a few days of intensive tests that involved lifting containers and other heavy items, the crane was approved for operation. Be sure to watch the video of the impressive assembly on the Gosselin YouTube channel.
The new Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 crane has a 51-meter radius and will be used primarily for containers and breakbulk cargo. The crane has a maximum capacity of 125 tons, making it suitable for heavy lifting requirements. The purchase of this crane is a direct response to the widening of the Albert Canal and the expansion of the Gosselin quay. “We invest in inland shipping and multimodal solutions to alleviate the pressure on local and other roads, and to offer reassurance to our customers. After all, the number of containers being processed keeps rising,” says Marc Smet, CEO of Gosselin Group.
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 sales.