Demag Cranes Supplies Mobile Harbour Cranes to Papua New Guinea
Demag Cranes has now supplied its first Mobile Harbour Cranes to Papua New Guinea. Two Gottwald Model 6 cranes have recently been commissioned in the third-largest island state in the world on behalf of PNG Ports Corporation Ltd., where they are in operation unloading imported grain and containers.
Two more cranes are due to be delivered in early 2012. The cranes will be deployed in the country’s most important port, Lae, and in the capital city of Port Moresby, which is also the second-largest port.
“The four new Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes are a milestone in our history and of crucial importance to us”, enthuses Brian Riches, CEO of PNG Ports Corporation Ltd. “This high-performance, reliable technology will assist us to fulfil and expand our role as the main regional hub for maritime cargo handling and raw materials export.” The cranes will enable the efficient handling of bulk materials, containers and general cargo to supply our inhabitants and the island’s industry.
Through this order, Demag Cranes has consolidated and expanded its position in the region, which is the interface between Asia and Australia. Papua New Guinea is the latest addition to a list of over a hundred countries in which Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes are in operation.
About Demag Cranes
The Demag Cranes Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial cranes and crane components, harbour cranes and terminal automation technology. Services, in particular maintenance and refurbishment, are another key element of the Group’s business activities. The Group is divided into the business segments Industrial Cranes, Port Technology and Services and has strong and well-established Demag and Gottwald brands. Demag Cranes sees its core competence in the development and construction of technically sophisticated cranes and hoists as well as automated transport and logistics systems in ports and terminals, the provision of services for these products and the manufacture of high-quality components.
Dredging Today Staff, November 24, 2011; Image: Gottwald