Konecranes to Boost US Port’s Freight Delivery Capacity

Port's Freight Delivery Capacity

The Port of Brownsville is to increase its freight delivery capacity with the order of two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbor cranes.

Brownsville Navigation District of Cameron County, Texas, USA, placed the order in June, 2019, according to a statement.

The Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbor crane features a new drive system handling heavy steel coils designed to help ports increase their freight delivery capacity.

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Two similar models of the crane are expected to start work in the Port of Brownsville in December.    

Eduardo A. Campirano, Port Director and CEO of the Port of Brownsville commnented the dockside handling capacity upgrade: “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.”

Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales and Marketing Director of Konecranes’ Business Unit Mobile Harbor Cranes said, “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 harbor cranes will come into their own in this port, which handles many different types of cargo.

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According to the company, the new Konecranes drive concept for mobile harbor cranes combines, depending on the crane model, Volvo Penta 625 kW diesel engines and 125 kW ultracap modules.

Model 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes solution to increase Freight Delivery Capacity

This concept includes SCR exhaust technology as an option, meeting EPA Tier 4f and EU Stage V emission standards.

This pacesetting drive technology with its downsized diesel engine will be introduced in phases across the entire Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor crane portfolio.

About the Port of Brownsville

The Brownsville Port, the only deepwater port on the U.S./Mexico frontier, is presently witnessing a rise in ocean shipping cargo volume across its freight service portfolio.

The Brownsville Port handles a broad range of cargo including steel, liquid, breakbulk, and dry bulk commodities. It promotes the effective motion of products between the United States and Mexico with the equipment and expertise to manage global cargo.

Opened in 1936, a 17-mile-long ship channel connects the port to the Gulf of Mexico. The Port of Brownsville is also the nation’s biggest land-owning government port authority with roughly 40,000 acres.

The two new portable harbor cranes from Konecranes Gottwald will be supplied fully assembled and commissioned to the port, ready to start job as soon as December 2019.

The cranes are going to manage a broad range of cargo including breakbulk, bulk products, heavy project cargo and steel products. The Model 6 cranes have developed Konecranes portable port crane drive technology that meets the emission standards of EPA Tier 4f, helping to decrease Brownsville’s environmental footprint.

The Port of Brownsville’s new Model 6 cranes will be G HMK 6507 two-rope variants featuring a powerful lifting curve with a maximum lifting capacity of 125 tons and an outreach of up to 51 meters.

To maximize uptime, the cranes will be equipped with a remote access function giving the customer and the Konecranes service team access to operating and diagnostics data around the clock without interrupting crane operation.

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