South Korean terminal operator PDCT puts Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane into operation
South Korean Terminal Operator Pyeongtaek Dangjin Central Terminal Co. Ltd. (PDCT) has put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane into operation, Konecranes said in its press release.
Since August 2017 the new diesel-electric crane handles bulk and some general cargo in the terminal, situated around 80 km south of Seoul on the west coast of South Korea. For particularly eco-efficient operation, it is equipped with an external power supply to hook up to the terminal’s mains.
With this machine, PDCT, a joint venture of the two leading South Korean logistic groups KCTC Co., Ltd (KCTC) and Sebang Co., Ltd. (Sebang), has taken the next step in its long-term business relationship with Konecranes. J. H. Park, Executive Director, PDCT said: “PDCT ordered its first Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane in 1989, and a second one in 1996. KCTC now operates three cranes, and Sebang operates two. The cranes have significantly contributed to the sustainable growth of the companies’ handling rates. It was hence logical to also rely on technology from Konecranes in our terminal in Pyeongtaek, where the new machine replaced the first crane that was almost thirty years old.”
The new crane is a Model 4 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane. It is a G HMK 4406 variant offering a maximum lifting capacity of 100 t and an outreach up to 46 m.
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2016, Group (comparable combined company) sales totaled EUR 3,278 million. The Group has 16,800 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries.