Konecranes has received an order from Cornelder de Moçambique (CdM), the terminal operator of the Port of Beira in Mozambique, for a pair of ship-to-shore (STS) cranes.
The two cranes will be equipped with the company’s remote management system and access technology to enable remote diagnostics and the related in-depth expertise.
The company said maintenance services are available in its TRUCONNECT offering and each crane will be wirelessly connected to the maintenance office, to allow monitoring as well as accurate and fast trouble shooting.
Cornelder de Moçambique executive managing director Carlos Mesquita said adding two Konecranes STS cranes will increase the terminal capacity to 500,000 teu and ensure the terminal operator and the Port of Beira will continue to be the main gateway to / from the world for DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana for many years to come.
The two STS cranes are scheduled to be delivered fully erected to the Mozambique terminal in 2013 and will be used to operate the port’s container terminal, considered to be one of the most modern in southern Africa.
The STS cranes which have been designed to handle twin-lift operation, have an outreach of 40m and a lifting capacity of 65t under spreader.
CdM is a joint venture formed in 1998 by Rotterdam-based Cornelder Holding and Mozambique Ports & Railways Company. It manages the multipurpose container and general cargo terminals of the Port of Beira.
Konecranes sales director for WEMEA Port Cranes Antoine Bosquet said Cornelder de Moçambique is a key partner in the economic development of the southeast African region and a principal catalyst in promoting this development.
In 2010, the company had reported sales of €1.5bn. Earlier in January 2012 the company had won its fourth straddle carrier order from the German container terminal and logistics firm EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg.
The orders included 14 straddle carriers for container handling, including maintenance services, and are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2012.