Konecranes, a provider of smart port solutions, has announced that it will deliver four if its high-performance Model 8 mobile harbour cranes to two Yilport-operated container terminals.
Guatemalan facility Puerto Quetzal, and Puerto Bolivar in Ecuador, will each introduce two of Konecranes’ large Gottwald cranes to their operations during the second and third quarters of 2019.
The new machines, which are powered by an eco-efficient combination of diesel fuel and electricity, will mainly handle containers at the two terminals.
With a lifting capacity of up to 100 tonnes and an outreach of 61 metres, the cranes are able to handle containers across 19 rows alongside large vessels.
According to Yilport, one of the largest terminal operators in the world, its latest deal with Konecranes will support the sustainable development of terminal operations in Latin America.
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Robert Yüksel Yildirim, Chairman and Owner of Yilport, said: “Our aim is to become a leading player in selected countries in Latin America, which forms a key pillar in our global growth strategy.
“To provide customers with the best handling services at these logistic turnstiles and to meet the challenges of serving ever-larger container vessels, we have opted once again for high-performance Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes from our most valued and dependable partner.”
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Andreas Moeller, Senior Sales Manager of Konecranes’ Business Unit Mobile Harbor Cranes, added: “We are proud that our long-term customer YILPORT has chosen our cranes once again for their handling services outside Europe.
“The fact that YILPORT ordered four large Model 8 cranes for their terminals in Latin America shows how customers can grow with our technology and broad offering according to their changing needs.”