Port of South LouisianaPort of StocktonVan AalstTBA GroupViganTOC Events
  • Bühler GmbH
  • Vigan
  • Port of South Louisiana
  • The Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology
  • TBA Group
  • Port of Stockton

Konecranes’ New Zealand MHC order

Konecranes’ New Zealand MHC order

(Posted on 18/11/19)

In the third quarter of this year, Northport Limited ordered an eco-efficient Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbour Crane for their deep-water facility at Marsden Point, on the north island of New Zealand. The crane will be delivered and commissioned in the first quarter of 2020. It will expand the facility’s container handling capacity and help to handle general cargo and bulk materials.

Northport is the northernmost multi-purpose, dry-cargo port in

New Zealand, with its three berths handling traffic to and from most

of the country’s international markets. Northport is looking to grow, and therefore decided to invest in a new crane to work alongside the Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane they’ve been operating since 2015.

“Since we started handling containers, we’ve received outstanding support from Konecranes,” says Jon Moore, CEO of Northport. “They’ve provided a high-performance crane that gives us wide flexibility in handling any kind of cargo. Once we had decided to expand our capacity, it was an easy decision to work with Konecranes again.”

This time, Northport opted for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbor Crane in the G HMK 6507 variant. With this new crane, Northport can now serve container vessels up to post-Panamax class. The crane’s maximum lifting capacity of 125 tons extends their flexibility in handling general and heavy cargo. Equipped with a motor grab, it can also handle bulk materials. In addition to the eco-efficient diesel-electric drive, an external power source can be used to operate the crane, which gives the possibility to use back-up power options and complies with the New Zealand government’s strict guidelines for sustainable energy use.

“It’s been a pleasure working with Northport,” says Michael Green, Regional Director Sales APAC, Konecranes Port Solutions. “We admire their long-term commitment to providing reliable and efficient cargo handling. We look forward to continuing our relationship with them in the future.”

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals.

Latest News

KVH’s new enterprise-grade cybersecurity and email for mariners

(Posted on 23/01/23)

KVH Managed Firewall and Cloud Email value-added services available to commercial fleets to enhance... Read more


NAVTOR commits to collaborative future with SMN

(Posted on 23/01/23)

NAVTOR has been announced as the latest industry leader to join the Smart Maritime Network (SMN).The... Read more


Ocra AI joins One Sea as association continues to grow

(Posted on 16/01/23)

One Sea has welcomed intelligent navigation solutions provider, Orca AI, as the newest member of the... Read more


Elcome brings Starlink internet services to maritime industries

(Posted on 10/01/23)

Elcome International, a leading provider of maritime systems and integration solutions, is providing... Read more


Thordon Bearings appoints CPE as North East USA distributors

(Posted on 10/01/23)

Corrosion Products & Equipment (CPE), a specialist engineering firm based in Rochester, New York... Read more


Siwertell ship unloader ordered for US cement imports

(Posted on 04/01/23)

Bruks Siwertell has secured a new Siwertell ship unloader contract from cement and ready-mix concrete... Read more


New skirting system controls conveyor dust emissions

(Posted on 23/12/22)

Superior Industries, Inc., a US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and... Read more


Siwertell technology ordered for enclosed cement handling in Adelaide

(Posted on 23/12/22)

Bruks Siwertell has received an order from Hallet Capital Pty Ltd for a Siwertell ship unloader. It... Read more


Korean innovator brought into autonomous technology alliance

(Posted on 20/12/22)

One Sea has welcomed South Korea’s Avikus as its latest member, consolidating its position as... Read more


Cargotec CEO Vehviläinen to retire in 2023

(Posted on 20/12/22)

Cargotec CEO Mika Vehviläinen has informed Cargotec’s Board of Directors of his intention... Read more


Bühler GmbHCimbriaThe Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology TelestackSailors SocietyCleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Cleveland Cascades Ltd
  • Cimbria
  • Telestack
  • Sailors Society

Subscribe to our newsletter

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