Demag’s First Mobile Harbour Crane to Bermuda
Demag Cranes has supplied its first mobile harbour crane to Bermuda. A Gottwald HMK 170 E will be taking up commercial operation in the spring of 2012 at the port of Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, where it will be handling containers and general cargo.
The crane will play a key role in providing goods to the approximately 70,000 inhabitants of this British overseas territory. For Stevedoring Services Ltd., the company that will be operating the crane, the acquisition is an important step towards efficient cargo handling.
“Thanks to this HMK 170 E, for the first time in our history, we have a crane that is at the cutting edge of handling technology,” said Peter Aldrich, CEO of Stevedoring Services.
The order marks the penetration of a new market for Demag. For the first time, the company will have a mobile harbour crane on the island in the North Atlantic which, at the same time, boosts its presence in the Caribbean and surrounding region.
Demag Cranes senior sales manager Andreas Moeller said: “For some time, we have been in contact with Stevedoring Services and are now very pleased that this prospect has now become a firm customer.”
Pictured is an HMK 170 E Mobile Harbour Crane in Antwerp, Belgium. A similar unit will play a key role in future in providing goods to the inhabitants of Bermuda.