Nassau container port orders Konecranes Gottwald Mobile units

20 April 2023

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Nassau Container Port (NCP) has ordered a Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for container handling at its terminal in Arawak Cay, Nassau, Bahamas, to be delivered in July 2023.

With a joint government and private shareholding, Arawak Port Development (APD)/NCP has a mission to facilitate port growth and business expansion in the region. Its NCP operations plays a significant role in this task as the largest container handling operation in Nassau.

Throughput has recovered to prepandemic levels and NCP expects this upward trend to continue. So, it decided to invest in a new crane with the advanced technology necessary to increase capacity and take it further along the path to electrification.

“Terminal development is a continuous process, and we’re interested in the best available lifting equipment that suits our needs both now and in the future,” said Dion Bethel, president/CFO, APD. “Konecranes was able to offer us an easily adaptable, high-performance hybrid solution that will help us build even more capacity as we ready our port for shore power and greater energy efficiency. We also appreciate Konecranes’ digital services, which provide deep insight into the crane’s performance and condition.”

The Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.7 Mobile Harbor Crane has a working radius of 51m and a lifting capacity of 125t to serve vessels up to post-Panamax class. It features a high tower cab for a better view of the vessels in port and stronger lifting capacity curves for improved handling performance and a higher classification, doubling service life in container handling operations.

The crane uses Konecranes hybrid drive, which comprises a diesel generator set paired with an ultracapacitor that can be recharged by energy recovered from lowering and braking motions. This gives the power needed for peak performance, while saving fuel when moving lighter loads.

For more insight into how its crane is operating, NCP chose TruConnect remote monitoring with the customer web portal yourKonecranes. The crane sends its data via a secure mobile connection to the Konecranes cloud service, accessible through the site. Here, customers get a full overview of their crane, with information such as the exact location of the crane on the quay, its fuel consumption and handling performance.

“Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes are building a strong reputation around the world for the many benefits they bring to port facilities. We’re excited that NCP has chosen us for their new container handling crane as they develop their terminal,” said Alan Garcia, sales manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes

“This order confirms their confidence in the technology of the Generation 6 crane with its high productivity, reliability and eco-efficiency.”