Ssangyong E&C has ordered two Generation 4 cranes, a 63-tonne HMK 170 E and a 100-tonne HMK 260 E, to increase general cargo handling capacities at the Port of Gunsan. The cranes are scheduled to start operations next summer (2011).
This will bring to five the total number of the company’s cranes ordered by Ssangyong, which has operated two HMK 170 E and one HMK 260 E machine at the Port of Incheon since 2008.
Forecasting further expansion, Korean logistics company Dongbu Express has ordered its third Generation 5, Model 4, G HMK 4306 B four-rope grab crane for bulk handling at the Port of Dangjin. Scheduled to be operational in Q1-1011, the crane will join the company’s two similar machines, the first of their kind to be sold.