In December 2019, Broekman Logistics ordered their first eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane for their operations at their multipurpose terminal in the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Delivered in mid-February 2020 and commissioned in early March, the crane is already handling breakbulk and containers.
Founded in 1960, Broekman Logistics has extensive freight handling operations at Europe’s largest port, the Port of Rotterdam, including transshipment, storage and distribution. Their Multipurpose Distriport Terminal, situated in the Botlek area, specializes in breakbulk and is also equipped for container handling. Broekman Logistics has a clear growth strategy with the main goal of providing their customers with the best possible service. To handle bigger volumes, they decided the Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor crane was the best option.
“We want our terminal to develop and grow continuously, along with the ambitions of our customers,” says Rob van Dijk, Director of Operations at Broekman Logistics. “To prepare for the future and build new business, we are willing to invest in projects, expansions and new equipment. We chose Konecranes because we were looking for a high-performance crane that would allow us to handle bigger volumes.”
Their first Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane is a Model 4 in the G HMK 4406 variant. It’s a compact, electrically-driven universal crane that can handle a maximum load of 100 tons and has a working radius up to 46 meters. It can be used on ships up to Panamax class. LED lights provide strong illumination of the crane’s working area. Smart crane features, including a hoisting height assistant and a land- side lowering function, make the job of the operator easier and safer. Web reporting provides relevant crane data to increase both performance and serviceability.
“It is a pleasure and honor that Broekman Logistics has chosen our equipment to increase their cargo handling performance with high flexibility and reliability, and build their future success with Konecranes,” says Alexandros Stogianidis, Benelux Director Sales for Konecranes Port Solutions.