Caribbean terminal operator Kingston Wharves (KWL) has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour crane.
Scheduled for delivery at the end of the year, the G HMK 8510 has a maximum capacity of 125 tonnes and up to 61 metre radius. It will be used to serve super-post Panamax vessels at the port of Kingston in Jamacia, handling general containers and heavy project cargo.
KWL chief executive Mark Williams, said: “Regional trade is expanding, so this order is part of a comprehensive strategic upgrade to our equipment and facilities. Our new crane will provide us with the performance, reliability and robustness we’ve come to expect from such a crane, while giving us the extra capacity and options we need for our future growth and development.”
Andreas Moeller, senior sales manager for Konecranes mobile harbour cranes, added: “KWL has been operating four Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes for many years. The fact that they are returning to us again demonstrates the confidence they have in our relationship and that our cranes are ideal for both their productivity and future growth needs. Our partnership is a model of long-term cooperation and success.”