August 2 - Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald), a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has been awarded a contract to supply two more Floating Cranes to St. James Stevedoring Partners, Llc, Louisiana, USA, to enter service on the Mississippi river this aut
The customer already operates six Gottwald floating cranes. Instead of the conventional rubber-tyred chassis that mobile harbour Cranes are usually installed on, the floating cranes are mounted on barges.
"With our two new Gottwald floating cranes, we aim to achieve a flexible increase in our cargo handling capacities and usefully extend our existing logistics", states Paul E. Morton, president of St. James Stevedoring Partners, Llc.
Thomas H. Hagen, member of the management board of Demag Cranes AG and COO, states, "Thanks to their high performance and versatility, our Floating Cranes are becoming more and more established in the market, as shown again by the follow-up order received from St. James.
St. James Stevedoring Partners has confirmed that in addition to the transhipment of bulk materials the two Model 8variant G HPK 8400 B floating cranes will be handling heavy and over dimensional cargoes and are the first Gottwald floating cranes that can handle heavy loads weighing up to 100 tonnes.
They are also fitted with a verifiable weighing system that is installed directly on the crane. This system is far more precise than conventional load measuring solutions on cranes and can be integrated into the handling process more easily than external weighing systems, claims Gottwald.