2018 June 26 16:05

Warrenpoint Port continues to invest and rely on Mobile Harbor Cranes from Konecranes

In June 2018, Warrenpoint Port (Warrenpoint) ordered a Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Mobile Harbor Crane. The order is part of the Northern-Irish port’s 25-year growth plan, the company said in its press release.

The new crane will from September 2018 on contribute to a significant improvement of efficiency and increase capacity of Warrenpoint’s handling activities. It forms part of a major drive to facilitate continued growth in trade at Northern Ireland’s second largest port.

Warrenpoint, which in 2017 handled a record 3.56 million tons of cargo, valued at approximately EUR 7 billion (£6.2 billion), deals with a broad spectrum of goods including grain, timber, steel and cement and offers a full range of services including container and freight.

The 25-year growth plan, which forecasts a continued growth in trade following Brexit, was unveiled earlier this year. Authorities at the Port, anticipate a significant increase in trade over the coming decades with core roll on, roll off freight expected to rise by up to 80% by 2040.

The new crane is a Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Mobile Harbor Crane in the G HMK 3405 two-rope variant. It provides a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tons and an outreach of up to 46 m.

A Konecranes Gottwald Model 3 Mobile Harbor Crane will from September 2018 on contribute to the continued growth of Northern Ireland’s second largest port, Warrenpoint. The picture shows a similar crane handling general cargo.

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 2017, Group sales totaled EUR 3,136 million. The Group has 16,200 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki.