Poti, Georgia (PortSEurope) November 18, 2020 – Transford LLC has ordered two eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Portal Harbor Cranes for its operations in the Black Sea port of Poti. With delivery and commissioning planned for the end of 2021, the cranes will handle both containers and bulk materials. The two new cranes will be Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Portal Harbor Cranes with the outreach needed for
container ships up to Panamax class. The cranes are equipped with an external power supply, eliminating local emissions and reducing energy and maintenance costs while simultaneously reducing noise. “At first, we were looking for a different type of crane,” says Irakli Tateishvili, Member of the Board of Directors of Pace Group. “Then some local industry contacts told us very good things about Konecranes. We investigated and found that Konecranes was able to provide the efficiency, reliability and customization we require, based on a serial mobile crane type, which gives us reduced downtime and high spare part availability.” “It’s always a pleasure to receive an order from a new customer,” says Hans-Juergen Schneider, Regional Sales Manager for Konecranes Port Solutions. “I’m pleased that Transford was convinced by our mobile harbor crane technology and our ability to adapt it to their specific requirements in a portal platform. Good word of mouth is always the most convincing form of marketing, and I’m glad that our other customers in the area are satisfied with our commitment and service, and therefore spoke well of us.” Transford is an affiliate of PACE Group. It was founded in 2010 by PACE International LLC and PACE Georgia LLC for the purposes rendering stevedoring and storing services (loading and unloading ships) in Poti Sea Port. Transford focuses on container and bulk cargo handling. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.
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