Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg is part of Eurogate Group, the largest terminal operator in Europe, which is making investments at Bremerhaven and Hamburg, two of its nine terminals. The new straddle carriers will replace old equipment at Hamburg but will also increase terminal capacity in response to increased demand.
The machines incorporate the latest technology on the market, including new steering and brake systems. They have a lifting capacity of 50 tonnes and can stack containers 1-over-3 high. They will be used for moving and stacking containers in the yard.
“This order is strategically important for us,” said Helmut Hemesath, director at Konecranes. “This is Konecranes’ first crane delivery to Eurogate, which is one of the biggest customers for straddle carriers, with almost 300 units in its fleet. The order is a significant reference for us and a major step in the straddle carrier market.”