On Wednesday (8 May 2019), the 2,000th Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane was inaugurated in a formal ceremony at the Ership terminal in the Mediterranean port of Cartagena in southeast Spain.
The crane is Ership’s new eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 MHC, in the G HMK 6407 B four-rope variant. The operator will use it mainly for continuous-duty bulk handling, and also for general and project cargo up to 100t.
Ership, which offers a range of shipping services in more than 40 international ports, purchased its first Konecranes Gottwald MHC some 20 years ago, and has since bought more than 20 cranes in total.
Gonzalo Alvargonzález, CEO of Ership, commented. “These are very reliable cranes. They are very high-performance and extremely solid. That helps us to serve our customers, who expect their cargo to be unloaded quickly. Time is a very important factor in our work. So, the faster a ship is unloaded, being careful with the cargo, the better.”
Konecranes has sold over 300 units of the Model 6 crane, which is its bestselling model. In total, Konecranes Gottwald MHCs have been sold to more than 100 countries.
“Our mobile harbour cranes offer added value for customers and the port industry,” said Heribert Barlage, senior vice president for Konecranes mobile harbour cranes. “The 2,000th crane is a sign of our commitment to both. But just like every other important milestone we reach, this one is also an incentive for us to constantly develop our cranes and in so doing, make them fit for the future.”