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New crane hoists Southampton bulk business

[ December 10, 2019   //   ]

ABP has taken delivery of a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbour Crane to boost its scrap and bulk handling at Southampton’s Solent Stevedores bulks terminal.

The port is Britain’s largest export shipping hub, with £40 billion of goods passing through it every year. ABP needed a new crane at its Western Docks to manage growing demand for bulk materials handling.

Following a public tender ABP selected a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 unit with a high tower for a better view of the working area, particularly the berthed vessel, and an eco-efficient diesel-electric drive.

According to sales and service director for the UK, Neil Griffiths, Southampton is now the second-largest Konecranes Gottwald crane operator in the UK.

OperationsdDirector at Solent Stevedores Tom Dynes said: “We’re looking forward to getting the new crane into operation as quickly as possible once commissioning has been completed. The addition of this high capacity crane to our bulks terminal will significantly improve our productivity and we look forward to our customers enjoying the benefits this will bring.”