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Gemadept Upgrades Port with Konecranes Generation 6 Crane

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Gemadept Corporation, a Vietnamese port operator, has placed an order for a Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 Mobile Harbor Crane. The crane, set to be delivered in Q1 2024, will enhance operations at the Nam Dinh Vu (NDV) Port in Haiphong, northeastern Vietnam.

The NDV Port, situated at a pivotal commercial transport junction, is a key project for Gemadept. As part of their commitment to modernization and increased handling capacity, the company has opted to replace their older Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane with the advanced Generation 6 crane. This new crane, renowned for its adaptability and high performance, will efficiently manage container and project cargo in the growing Haiphong area.

Mr. Do Cong Khanh, Deputy CEO of Gemadept Corporation, emphasizes the necessity of staying at the forefront of technology to support their expanding operations. The decision to deploy the Generation 6 crane at NDV aligns with Gemadept’s strategy to enhance productivity through cutting-edge equipment.

Holger Wagner, Regional Sales Manager at Konecranes, notes the significance of the order, highlighting the enduring partnership with Gemadept and local representative MIPEC. The Generation 6 crane marks a milestone as the first of its kind in Vietnam, underscoring its performance and reliability in meeting customer demands across the Asian market.

The ordered Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 Mobile Harbor Crane boasts a working radius of up to 49 m and a maximum capacity of 125 t, catering to container ships up to Panamax class. Its advanced features include a higher tower cab for improved visibility during vessel operations, enhanced lifting capacity curves for improved handling rates, and increased lifting capacity for heavy cargo handling. The crane’s A7 classification ensures a prolonged service life, and its modern diesel engine prioritizes optimized fuel consumption to minimize emissions. The order also includes comprehensive training for on-site technicians.

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