USA’s Brownsville Navigation District has ordered two Konecranes Gottwald G HMK 6507 Model 6 mobile harbour cranes.
The cranes are in the two rope variant with a maximum capacity of 125 tonnes and a maximum radius of 51 metres, they also meet Tier 4F and EU Stage V emission standards. They will be delivered in December to the Port of Brownsville in Texas, the only deep water port located on the US/Mexico border. The port is seeing an increase in cargo volume and the cranes will handle a wide variety of cargo including breakbulk, bulk products, heavy project cargo and steel products.
Port director and chief executive Eduardo A. Campirano said: “The Port of Brownsville continues to invest significantly in its continued growth, including expansion of our on dock lifting capacity. We look forward to the operational and environmental performance that the Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 offers as we continue to serve our rapidly growing customer base.”
Konecranes sales and marketing director Giuseppe Di Lisa added: “The two new cranes are the right choice for the Port of Brownsville, which needs to increase its handling performance while reducing its impact on the environment without sacrificing versatility and flexibility. These mobile harbour cranes will come into their own in this port, which handles many different types of cargo. All the current drive configurations will remain available as the new technology is introduced.”