Arawak Port Development gains Konecranes harbour cranes

Arawak Port Development orders Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Crane

Arawak Port Development Limited (APD) has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 mobile harbour crane to add extra capacity to its terminal at the Port of Nassau.

This crane will be the first at the port to run on mains power, which means zero emissions during operation. The crane was ordered in Q1 2024 and will be delivered in Q3 2024.

APD operates one of the largest port facilities in the Caribbean and is expanding its Nassau facilities with new container handling equipment to keep pace with growing demand.

With one Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 mobile harbour crane already operating at the harbour, APD ordered another to fully leverage the crane’s capacity and its lower emissions from electric operation.

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The order is for a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 mobile harbour crane, with a working radius of up to 49 metres and a maximum capacity of 125 tonnes to serve container ships up to Panamax class.

When connected to the harbour mains, the cranes reportedly eliminate local exhaust emissions and collect lowering and braking energy to be either stored in onboard capacitors or fed back into the grid.

For unplugged operation, the crane is powered by a hybrid drive that consists of a fuel-optimised diesel generator combined with capacitors that provide additional power for heavy lifts. Konecranes will provide an extensive spare parts package to speed up maintenance and minimise downtime.

For deeper insights, APD uses TRUCONNECT remote monitoring to collect usage data, which is sent via a secure mobile connection to the yourKONECRANES customer portal.

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“This new crane will take care of the increase in our rapidly growing container business and powering it from the harbour mains emphasizes our commitment to decarbonisation,” said Rudolph Tener-Knowles, Assistant Vice-President, Operations and Facilities, APD.  

“Konecranes’ digital services will also help us keep track of the crane’s performance and condition.”

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“The Bahamas is an island nation where ports play an essential role in the economy,” added Marc Wellenberg, Regional Sales Manager America Region, Port Solutions, Konecranes.  

“By choosing Konecranes again for their new container handling crane, APD has shown strong confidence in our technology and expertise to help them serve local businesses. Our Generation 6 cranes offer the performance, reliability and eco-efficiency that such a market demands.”

Just recently, Konecranes purchased the operations of German crane and service supplier Kocks Kranbau, gaining access to new European and global clients.

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