615 kW electric motor, approx. 290 t operating weight, 90 t load capacity, 56 tires, 14 axles – the Sennebogen 9300 E mobile harbour crane with a jib length of 41 m can now also be found in the port of Iskenderun. Kalkavan Liman Hizmetleri, a stevedoring company with several locations in Turkey, invested in a powerful mobile harbour crane for Port Limak which can be used to handle anything from general cargo and bulk goods to containers. With a reach depth of around 20 m inside the ship and equipped with a 4-rope grab, the port colossus in Iskenderun unloads bulk carriers up to the Post-Panamax size.
In the rapidly growing port environment, requirements for operators are constantly increasing. In their role as gates to the inland, to Europe and the Middle East, Turkish ports in particular have recorded a positive growth trend for years. For that reason, streamlining and efficient management are the focus of all port professionals’ efforts. This also applies to Kalkavan, a Turkish stevedoring company represented in several ports in Turkey. For several years, the visionaries have relied on “green” support with regard to port handling equipment: now they use a total of five Sennebogen material handling machines to unload ships. In 2019, the company finally put the Sennebogeninto operation, which now helps them reliably overcome all the challenges of everyday port life.