Demag Cranes Supplies Portal Harbour Crane to Brazil
Demag Cranes, Düsseldorf, Germany commissioned its first Generation 5 Portal Harbour Crane in Latin America at the beginning of the year.
The G HSK 4316 B, a variant of Model 4, is being used to handle fertilizers and construction material for Fospar Fertilizantes Fosfatados do Paraná at its terminal in the Brazilian Port of Paranagua. The crane is adapted to run on rails.
“We decided on the Gottwald Portal Harbour Crane because a large number of this crane type are already working successfully in many terminals with many different infrastructures,” said Ronaldo Sapateiro, operational manager, Fospar. “The company’s ability to respond to customer needs was also a key factor. The crane is ideally adapted to our terminal requirements.”
The compact construction, a relatively low overall weight and the individual portal configuration combine to make the G HSK 4316 B an ideal choice for the finger pier at Fospar’s terminal at Paranagua port.
The portal of the G HSK 4316 B for Fospar was designed with a track gauge of 12m and a clear height of 7m under the crane portal, thus, meeting the individual conditions on the finger pier.
Included with the delivery of the crane, which is designed to run off the terminal’s own electricity supply, are two grabs tailored to the respective applications, such as handling fertilizers and construction materials.