Two Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes were recently deployed in the Port of Malmö.
Each of the electric four-rope grab cranes has a max lifting capacity of 125t and an outreach of up to 51 m. To handle scrap efficiently, the cranes were supplied with orange-peel grabs.
"Our terminals in Malmö, like those in Copenhagen, are hubs for freight that is transported onward to/from national as well as international ports. In the past, we used rail-mounted cranes and other quayside equipment for our operations. Facing a growing need to serve larger vessels, we decided to opt for state-of-the-art mobile harbour crane technology from Konecranes," Teis Lind, Purchasing Manager, Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), commented.
He also said, "Our two new cranes provide higher capacity and are particularly robust, a key criterion in continuous-duty scrap and dry bulk handling. From the start, they have been efficient and maintenance-friendly, helping us to increase handling rates significantly."
Hans-Juergen Schneider, Regional Sales Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, added, "The new cranes have been fitted with an external power feed to hook them up to the terminal's grid, helping CMP to become significantly more eco-efficient."