Konecranes celebrates 2,000th mobile crane install

CARTAGENA, Spain: May 2019. Ership has inaugurated the 2,000th Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane at the Mediterranean port of Cartagena.

The unit is an eco-efficient Gottwald Model 6 in the G HMK 6407 B four-rope variant. The company will use it mainly for continuous-duty bulk handling, and also for general and project cargo up to 100 tons.

Port terminal operator Ership provides shipping services in over 40 international ports. Some 20 years ago it purchased its first Konecranes mobile harbor crane and since then another 19.

Gonzalo Alvargonzález, Ership CEO commented: “These are very reliable cranes 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 invented the mobile harbour crane 63 years ago. Since then, increases in cargo handling rates, technological developments and strengthening customer demands have provided an opportunity to sell its product range in over 100 countries.

“Our mobile harbor cranes offer added value for customers and the port industry,” added Heribert Barlage, company senior vice president. “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.”