Turkey-based global container terminal and port operator Yilport Holding has placed an order of four high-performance Model 8 mobile harbour cranes with Konecranes.

Under the contract, Konecranes will deliver two large Konecranes Gottwald cranes to Puerto Quetzal terminal in Guatemala and another two to Puerto Bolivar terminal in Ecuador.

Once deployed, they will primarily handle containers in two terminals and will help to bolster terminal operations in the Latin American region.

The four two-rope G HMK 8410 cranes are capable of lifting cargo up to 100t in weight with an outreach of up to 61m. It enables them to handle containers across 19 rows alongside large vessels.

Yilport Holding chairman and owner Robert Yüksel Yildirim said: “To provide customers with the best handling services at these logistic turnstiles and to meet the challenges of serving ever-larger container vessels, we have opted once again for high-performance Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes from our most valued and dependable partner.

“We have opted once again for high-performance Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes from our most valued and dependable partner.”

“We have been impressed time and again with the high handling rates and reliability of the cranes from Konecranes and attach great importance to eco-efficiency that these machines provide as part of our overall strategy.”

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The two cranes for Puerto Quetzal are expected to begin operations in the middle of this year, followed by the units at Puerto Bolivar two months later.

Konecranes Mobile Harbor Cranes Business Unit senior sales manager Andreas Moeller said: “We are proud that our long-term customer Yilport has chosen our cranes once again for their handling services outside Europe.

“The fact that Yilport ordered four large Model 8 cranes for their terminals in Latin America shows how customers can grow with our technology and broad offering according to their changing needs.”