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Konecranes to deliver Gottwald Model 8 Mobile Harbour Crane to Port of Kingston

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Konecranes will deliver its Gottwald Model 8 Mobile Harbour Crane to Kingston Wharves Ltd. (KWL), a terminal operator at the Port of Kingston, Jamaica.

Delivery is scheduled for the beginning of December 2021.

KWL will add the crane to its existing fleet of harbour cranes at its terminal in Kingston, with the new purchase increasing capacity and allowing the terminal to serve super-post Panamax vessels.

The new crane is a Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Mobile Harbour Crane in the G HMK 8510 variant.

With a maximum radius of 61m, it can service container vessels up to super-post-Panamax class.

Smart crane features combined with a maximum lifting capacity of 125 tonnes make it flexible enough to handle general and heavy project cargo.

The crane will be delivered along with a complete set of spare parts so that maintenance tasks are quick and minimise downtime.

Mark F. Williams, CEO of KWL, commented, “Regional trade is expanding, so this order is part of a comprehensive strategic upgrade to our equipment and facilities.

“Our new Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour 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.”

KWL began operations in 1945, and since then the Port of Kingston has evolved into a major maritime logistics hub in the Caribbean.

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.”  

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