Two similar cranes, one new and one used, already operate at the port for handling containers and general cargo. The first crane was commissioned in May 2009, with IPS purchasing a factory refurbished HMK 260 E shortly afterward. The third unit rounds off the fleet and will mainly be used to handle containers.
“The first two HMK 260 E cranes have been a crucial component for the development of our port,” said Remy Vyzelman, president of IPS. “With combined rates of more than 50 berth moves per hour, the two cranes have created a very good basis to increase productivity and make the port a more efficient shipping hub.”
The third crane will match the earlier units by having six axles and an adapted crane propping system to overcome the load-bearing restrictions on the quay.