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The first Gottwald mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) delivered by Demag Cranes to Papua New Guinea have been commissioned on behalf of PNG Ports Corporation, which is responsible for managing and monitoring all 16 state-owned ports in Papua New Guinea.

First Gottwald MHCs for Papua New Guinea

Two Model 6 cranes will be deployed in the country’s most important port Lae and in the capital city of Port Moresby, which is also the second-largest port, handling containers, general cargo and grain. Two further cranes are due to be delivered in early 2012.

“The four new mobile harbour cranes are a milestone in our history and of crucial importance to us. This high-performance, reliable technology will assist us to fulfil and expand our role as the main regional hub for maritime cargo handling and raw materials export,” explained Brian Riches, CEO of PNG Ports Corporation.

Each of the two G HMK 6407 cranes supplied are equipped with a 24-cubic metre motor grab, the following two will be fitted with spreaders. They have lifting capacities of up to 125 tonnes, a working radius of up to 51 metres and hoisting speeds of up to 120 m/min, depending on the specific variants.

Since Papua New Guinea is a new market whose infrastructure is currently being developed, all the cranes will be equipped with a Teleservice support package function. This enables the customer and the service engineers at Demag Cranes in Germany to access production and diagnostics data around the clock without interrupting crane operations.

It is also possible to monitor and analyse the operating state of the crane remotely and to carry out certain maintenance work and remedy faults.