Leading Spanish Port Adds Crane Power


Noatum Terminal Castellon, part of the leading Spanish port operator Noatum Maritime, has added another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane to its fleet.

Konecranes' Model 6 machine was put into operation in May in Castellon, where it handles mainly bulk but also many other cargo types.

The new 125 ton diesel-electric machine will contribute to the further growth of the terminal, situated some 80 kilometres north of Valencia.

Joaquin Ramon Lestau, CEO, Noatum Terminal Castellon, said: “With this Model 6 crane, we aim to extend and optimize our bulk activities. As we also offer all kinds of cargo handling services in our terminal in Castellon, the machine will allow us to load and unload all kinds of commodities including project cargo and containers.

“Given this variety of tasks, it was logical to opt for the particularly versatile mobile harbor crane technology from Konecranes.

“Moreover, since Noatum already operates seven Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes of different sizes and generations in other port terminals, this new investment proves, beyond any doubt, how we value the reliability of the machines from Konecranes.”


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Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales & Marketing Director, Mobile Harbor Cranes, Konecranes, commented: “For more than 15 years, Noatum has regularly ordered Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes.

“We are proud that a long-term customer and leader in its market continues to rely on our technology.

“The fact that the machine will handle a wide range of cargo types, confirms once again one of the key benefits of our mobile harbor cranes, which is their high degree of versatility.”

The Model 6 crane is a Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane belonging to the large crane family.

The G HMK 6507 B four-rope variant for Noatum offers a maximum lifting capacity of 125 tons, a 50 ton grab curve and a maximum outreach of 51 metres.

Konecranes recently introduced its new automated straddle carrier, the Konecranes Noell A-STRAD, to the market at this year's TOC Europe in Amsterdam.

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