Bothra Shipping Services has ordered three all-electric Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes for its bulk terminals at the Port of Kakinada, on the central eastern coast of India. They will be delivered in the second quarter of 2023.
The Bothra Group is an international logistics service provider based in India. Its subsidiary, Bothra Shipping, is a major Indian port operator, delivering end-to-end customised solutions for a wide range of cargo.
Bothra owns and operates an 8 million metric T per annum mechanised coal handling terminal (Kakinada Deep Water Port Coal Terminal) and a 6 million metric T per annum fertiliser handling terminal (Kakinada Deep Water Port Fertilizer Terminal).
With the new Generation 6 cranes, it aims to increase bulk handling rates at the terminals, while reducing local carbon emissions and increasing operational performance.
“As we looked at ways to develop our terminals, Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes offered us the best available combination of outstanding performance with less noise and no local exhaust. This is our first equipment from Konecranes, and we are keen to see how it raises our productivity and overall eco-efficiency,” says Ajit Bothra, owner of Bothra Group.
The three new cranes are Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.7B Mobile Harbour Cranes, with a working radius of 51 m and a capacity of 125 T. The berths associated with the terminals in Kakinada Seaport are well-equipped with high-tension electrical points, to which these cranes can be connected. The cranes rely on an external power supply without an onboard diesel generator set.
The drive system enables higher efficiency and lowers operational costs while simultaneously reducing noise and exhaust emissions.
The cranes feature a four-rope hoist system that gives them a 63 T grab load curve for high bulk handling rates.
In cooperation with Konecranes India, Bothra Shipping will receive on-site technical support as they integrate the cranes into their operations.