15/04/2024 - 10:41 am

Bahamas port goes electric with mobile harbour crane

Arawak Port Development Limited (APD) has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 mobile harbour crane to add substantial extra capacity to their terminal at the Port of Nassau. This crane will be the first at the port to run on mains power, which means zero emissions during operation. The crane was ordered in Q1 2024 and will be delivered in Q3 2024.

APD operates one of the largest port facilities in the Caribbean and is expanding its Nassau facilities with new container handling equipment to keep pace with growing demand. With one Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 mobile harbour crane already operating at the harbour, APD ordered another to fully leverage the crane’s high capacity and outstanding performance, plus its lower emissions from electric operation.

Rudolph Tener-Knowles, assistant vice-president of Operations and Facilities at APD said, “This new crane will take care of the increase in our rapidly growing container business and powering it from the harbour mains emphasises our commitment to decarbonisation. Konecranes’ digital services will also help us keep track of the crane’s performance and condition.”

“The Bahamas is an island nation where ports play an essential role in the economy. By choosing Konecranes again for their new container handling crane, APD has shown strong confidence in our technology and expertise to help them serve local business. Our Generation 6 cranes offer the performance, reliability and eco-efficiency that such a market demands,” says Marc Wellenberg, Regional Sales Manager America Region, Port Solutions, Konecranes.

This contract is part of Ecolifting™, Konecranes’ vision to increase its handprint – meaning the beneficial environmental impact that can be achieved with our product and service portfolio – while reducing customers’ carbon footprints. From eco-optimizing diesel drives to hybridization and fully-electrified fleets, we will continue to do more with less.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a material handling industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

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