Konecranes delivers equipment to SeaPort Manatee

Konecranes delivers equipment to SeaPort Manatee

SeaPort Manatee has ordered two Konecranes Gottwald ESP.7 Mobile Harbor Cranes to increase capacity for container and general cargo handling at its operations in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Both cranes are expected to be delivered by year-end. This investment anticipates strong growth in container and general cargo traffic.

The new cranes have a 51-meter working radius and a 125-ton capacity, suitable for post-Panamax containerships. They can operate on electricity from the harbour mains, reducing emissions and increasing efficiency.

The cranes reportedly feature strong lifting capacity, improved handling rates, and a long service life. They can eliminate local exhaust emissions and capture energy via ultracapacitors when connected to the mains. For unplugged operations, they use a smart hybrid drive combining a diesel generator with ultracapacitors for heavy lifts.

SeaPort Manatee said it will use TRUCONNECT remote monitoring to collect usage data, accessible through the yourKONECRANES customer portal, providing detailed information on fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and handling performance.

“These two new Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes will not only help SeaPort Manatee accommodate its growing container business, but their electric drive design will also contribute to the port’s strong commitment to reducing emissions,” said Carlos Buqueras, SeaPort Manatee’s Executive Director.

“Both the Florida Department of Transportation and the port’s loyal customers appreciate this dedication to sustainability and the entire community will benefit.”

READ: Arawak Port Development gains Konecranes harbour cranes

“We’ve been proud to work with SeaPort Manatee over the last two decades as they’ve cemented a key role in the economy of Florida,” said Alan Garcia, Sales Director, Port Solutions, Konecranes.

“This order is a good example of the interest our Generation 6 cranes are developing across the market with their high performance, outstanding reliability and impressive eco-efficiency.”

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

More recently, APM Terminals (APMT) Barcelona, along with customers, authorities, and workers, commissioned 17 Konecranes NSC 644 EHY hybrid straddle carriers.

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