Crane frenzy

Terex Gottwald HMK170E mobile harbour crane
Terex Gottwald HMK170E mobile harbour crane
Liebherr ship to shore cranes at Odessa
Liebherr ship to shore cranes at Odessa

May has been a busy month so far for equipment, with Terex, Liebherr and Cargotec all experiencing somewhat of a crane frenzy.

Terex Port Solutions has delivered a Terex Gottwald HMK170E mobile harbour crane to St Peter in Guernsey and there is another scheduled for deliver in November 2013. The port is undergoing a £13.75m refurbishment of its freight handling capacities.

The move will see four existing cranes replaced at the port and replaced by the two 63 tonne Terex Gottwald cranes which will together be able to handle 50,000 tonnes of freight per year. The cranes have self powered diesel generators and can be hooked up to 11kV electrical shore supply power connections to save on emissions.

Meanwhile, Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has acquired ownership of the Spanish crane refurbishment service company, Mareiport SA – all part of its strategy to become a major global player in crane refurbishment.

Away from cranes for the moment, its Macgregor subsidiary has developed a new simulation platform called C-HOW that allows operators to run particular equipment, through various simulations and operations. Further, it can be incorporated into immersive training hardware, such as Macgregor’s advanced crane simulator, so that risk factor is reduced.

Liebherr container cranes has confirmed a handful of repeat orders from existing clients. Exolgan Container Terminal in Buenos Aires in Argentina has purchased a ship to shore crane, which has a safe working load of 62.5 tonnes under a twinlift spreader.

HPC Ukrainia will also be purchasing a further three Liebherr ship to shore cranes for the new deepwater container terminal at Quarintine Mole, Odessa.

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