ViganPort of South LouisianaCleveland Cascades LtdTBA GroupTelestackPort of Stockton
  • Cimbria
  • Port of Stockton
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • Sailors Society
  • Bühler GmbH
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology

Konecranes expands in Southampton

Konecranes expands in Southampton

(Posted on 16/12/19)

Associated British Ports (ABP) has received a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbour Crane at their operations in Southampton. Once it is handed over this month December, the crane will help increase the amount of scrap and bulk handling in the port.  

ABP is the UK’s leading ports operator, with 21 locations across the country, including Southampton on the southern coast. Close to major international shipping lanes, the port is Britain’s largest export shipping hub, with £40 billion of goods passing through it every year. ABP needed a new mobile harbour crane quayside on the Western Docks to manage a growing demand for bulk materials handling.

“We wanted the best bulk handling mobile harbour crane available for our high-volume port, so we invited a public tender,” says Mark Thompson, ABP’s head of Asset Management in Southampton. “With its high performance, eco-efficient drive system and connectivity, the Konecranes Gottwald crane won. We also took into account the positive experience we’ve had with the other Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour cranes around the port.”

The new crane is a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 mobile harbour crane in the four-rope variant G HMK 6507 B, with a 50-ton grab curve in A7 and a maximum capacity of 125 tons. It’s equipped with a high tower for a better view of the working area, particularly the berthed vessel, and an eco-efficient diesel-electric drive. Web Reporting will provide ABP with online access to crane performance data to add extra technical insight to the crane inspections and service in the site maintenance contract.

“Repeat business is the best sign of customer satisfaction,” says Neil Griffiths, Sales and Service Director (UK) for Konecranes Port Solutions. “ABP has bought many cranes from us for their ports around Britain for more than 20 years, and Southampton is now the second-largest Konecranes Gottwald crane operator in the UK. We look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the future.”

Latest News

CP and KCS merger receives Mexican approvals

(Posted on 30/11/21)

Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern have received the required regulatory pre-... Read more


Record fertiliser volumes at ABP Ipswich

(Posted on 30/11/21)

Amid the current shortage of nitrogen fertiliser, ABP's Port of Ipswich is bucking the trend and seeing... Read more


Wärtsilä partners with MPA for smart port solutions

(Posted on 25/11/21)

Wärtsilä Voyage has signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maritime... Read more


Bulk volumes surge in Hamburg

(Posted on 18/11/21)

In the first nine months of the year, at 95.8 million tons the Port of Hamburg achieved a 2.9 percent... Read more


Game changing electric cranes for ABP Ipswich

(Posted on 11/11/21)

Blue cranes at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Ipswich will soon be turning green. A new... Read more


Integrated logistics support for UAE construction and metals manufacturing

(Posted on 08/11/21)

MICCO Logistics, a subsidiary of AD Ports Group, has acquired 31 tipper trucks as part of their effort... Read more


Damen delivers electric fire-fighting vessels in Hamburg

(Posted on 08/11/21)

In a ceremony held in the Port of Hamburg, Damen handed over twin Fire-Fighting vessels to Flotte Hamburg... Read more


Strategic plan to further develop North Sea Port

(Posted on 02/11/21)

North Sea Port is seeking to continue development as a major European port with eight strategic programmes... Read more


Utah and Long Beach take action to address supply chain delays

(Posted on 28/10/21)

The Port of Long Beach (POLB), the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA), and Union Pacific Railroad have... Read more


Bulk increases as North Sea Port makes up pandemic losses

(Posted on 25/10/21)

Over the first nine months of this year, the companies in North Sea Port recorded 51.3 million tons... Read more


Coaltrans Asia 2021Van AalstTOC EventsBühler GmbHSailors SocietyThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • Telestack
  • TOC Events
  • Van Aalst
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Coaltrans Asia 2021

Subscribe to our newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest global news in bulk cargo handling and shipping