July 17 - In Mexico, Corporation Integral de Comercio Exterior, S.A. de C.V. (Grupo CICE) is modernising its fleet of mobile harbour cranes at the terminal which it operates in the Port of Veracruz.

Grupo CICE has recently ordered a Generation 5, G HMK 6407 Mobile Harbour Crane (a variant of Model 6) from Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald).

This crane has a maximum lifting capacity of 100 tonnes and a maximum radius of 51 m. As well as being able to handle containers alongside vessels up to post-Panamax size, this universally applicable, diesel-electric MHC will also be moving general and project cargo including components for wind turbines.

The new crane will be shipped from Gottwald's Düsseldorf facility at the end of this month and will enter service in September 2009, bringing to six the total number of cranes ordered by Grupo CICE from Gottwald, a list which includes a Generation 5, G HMK 7608 Mobile Harbour Crane, a variant of Model 7 with a maximum lifting capacity of 140 tonnes, which has been in operation since 2007.