In October 2019, Associated British Ports (ABP) received a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbour Crane at its operations in Southampton. Once it is handed over in December, the crane could help to increase the amount of scrap and bulk handling in the port.
ABP is a UK ports operator, with 21 locations across the country, including Southampton on the southern coast. Close to major international shipping lanes, the port is a large export shipping hub, with £40 billion of goods passing through it every year.
ABP needed a new mobile harbour crane quayside on the western docks to manage a growing demand for bulk materials handling.
The new crane is a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane in the four rope variant G HMK 6507 B, with a 50 t grab curve in A7 and a maximum capacity of 125 t. It is equipped with a high tower for a better view of the working area, particularly the berthed vessel, and an eco-efficient diesel-electric drive. Web Reporting will provide ABP with online access to crane performance data to add extra technical insight to the crane inspections and service in the site maintenance contract.
Neil Griffiths, Sales and Service Director (UK) for Konecranes Port Solutions, commented: “ABP has bought many cranes from us for their ports around Britain for more than 20 years, and Southampton is now the second largest Konecranes Gottwald crane operator in the UK. We look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the future.”
Read the article online at: https://www.drybulkmagazine.com/ports-terminals/11122019/konecranes-expands-bulk-handling-in-southampton/