Kingston Wharves Ltd. (KWL), a terminal operator at the Port of Kingston, Jamaica, has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 mobile harbour crane (MHC).
Booked in March 2021, the order marks the return of KWL as a Konecranes customer and will help to increase its capacity and efficiency in container handling, helping it to serve super-post Panamax vessels.
Mark. F. Williams, CEO of KWL, said: “Regional trade is expanding, so this order is part of a comprehensive strategic upgrade to our equipment facilities.
“Our new Konecranes Gottwald MHC will provide us with the performance, reliability and robustness we’ve come to expect from such a crane, while giving us the extra capacity and options we need for our future growth and development.”
Handover of the new Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 MHC, which is the G HMK 8510 variant, is scheduled for the beginning of December 2021.
It has a maximum radius of 61 m and smart crane features combined with a maximum lifting capacity of 125 tonnes make it flexible enough to handle general and heavy project cargo as well.
The crane will be delivered along with a complete set of spare parts so that maintenance tasks are quick and minimise downtime.
Andreas Moeller, senior sales manager for Konecranes MHCs, said: “KWL has been operating four Konecranes Gottwald MHCs for many years.
“The fact that they are returning to us again demonstrates the confidence they have in our relationship and that our cranes are ideal for both their productivity and future growth needs. Out partnership is a model of long-term cooperation and success.”