Konecranes Tech To Drive Growth in Australia

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Konecranes, port equipment specialists, have agreed to provide one of its Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane to Townsville Marine Logistics Pty Ltd on Australia’s north-eastern shore.

According to a statement, the crane will be the backbone of Townsville Marine Logistics’ bulk and container operations.,

The company specializes in stevedoring and is located in Townsville, on the North Queensland coast, Australia.

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The crane is a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane in the two-rope variant G HMK 6507, with a maximum capacity of 125 tons. It features several smart crane features, including a land-side lowering function, which reduces noise and the possibility of damage to the spreader, containers and wharf.

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It has built-in preparedness to use power from the port’s grid in the future for more eco-efficient operation. This will reduce the crane’s energy consumption and eliminate local exhaust emissions.

Damien Scott, Operations Manager of Townsville Marine Logistics, said, “We are thrilled to partner with Konecranes on the purchase of our first mobile harbor crane in Townsville.

“Under a tight schedule, it was good to see commissioning completed swiftly and professionally.

“We’re now in the training and familiarization phase, and are confident we’ll soon achieve best practice productivity with our new Model 6 crane. We are already planning for a second one.

Mike Green, Regional Director Sales APAC for Konecranes Mobile Harbor Cranes, said, “In the short time since Townsville Marine Logistics bought their first Model 6, they’ve secured two additional new customers.

“This shows tremendous confidence in the Konecranes brand, and has reinforced their commitment to a long-term partnership with us.

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