A Konecranes Gottwald MHC

Kingston Wharves Ltd. (KWL), a terminal operator in the port of Kingston, Jamaica, has ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 Mobile Harbor Crane (MHC).

The order, booked in March 2021, marks KWL’s return as a Konecranes customer and will help increase its container handling capacity and efficiency to serve Superpost Panamax ships.

Mark. F. Williams, CEO of KWL, said, “Regional trade is expanding, so this order is part of a major strategic upgrade for our facilities.

“Our new Konecranes Gottwald MHC gives us the performance, reliability and robustness that we expect from such a crane, while also giving us the additional capacity and options that we need for our future growth and development.”

The handover of the new Konecranes Gottwald Model 8 MHC, the variant G HMK 8510, is planned for the beginning of December 2021.

It has a maximum radius of 61 m and intelligent crane functions in combination with a maximum load capacity of 125 tons make it flexible enough to handle general and heavy project loads.

The crane is supplied with a complete set of spare parts so that maintenance work can be carried out quickly and downtime is minimized.

Andreas Moeller, Senior Sales Manager for Konecranes MHCs, said: “KWL has operated four Konecranes Gottwald MHCs for many years.

“The fact that they are returning to us shows their confidence in our relationship and that our cranes are ideal for both their productivity and future growth needs. Our partnership is a model for long-term cooperation and success. “