Konecranes, a provider of smart port solutions, has revealed that its 2,000th Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane has been inaugurated, following a ceremony at the Port of Cartagena, Spain.
The machine, which will be predominantly used at Ership terminal for bulk handling and project cargo operations, is a Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane with a lifting capacity of up to 100 tons.
Attended by Ership representatives and Konecranes employees, the event celebrated the popularity of Konecranes’ Gottwald series and the strength of the company’s lasting customer relationships.
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According to a statement, Ership purchased their first mobile harbour crane from Konecranes 20 years ago and, since this time, has ordered over 20 cranes in total.
Heribert Barlage, Senior Vice President for Konecranes Mobile Harbour Cranes, said: “Our mobile harbor cranes offer added value for customers and the port industry.
“The 2,000th crane is a sign of our commitment to both. But just like every other important milestone we reach, this one is also an incentive for us to constantly develop our cranes and in so doing, make them fit for the future.”
Gonzalo Alvargonzález, CEO of Ership, also commented: “These are very reliable cranes. They are very high-performance and extremely solid. That helps us to serve our customers, who expect their cargo to be unloaded quickly.
“Time is a very important factor in our work. So, the faster a ship is unloaded, being careful with the cargo, the better.”