Konecranes’ unit ordered for Vitenam’s Nam Dinh Vu port
Gemadept Corporation, a Vietnamese port operator and logistics company, has placed an order for a Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 Mobile Harbor Crane for the Nam Dinh Vu (NDV) Port located in Haiphong, northeastern Vietnam. This move is aimed at modernizing their equipment and increasing their handling capacity. The crane will be delivered in its main components, fully assembled on-site, and commissioned in the first quarter of 2024.
NDV is one of Gemadept’s major port projects, located at the most important commercial transport hub in the region. As modernization and high capacity are crucial to investments in the future, Gemadept has decided to replace their older Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane with the first Generation 6 crane in Vietnam. This high-performance, easily adaptable solution will handle container and project cargo for the developing Haiphong area.
“Our operation just keeps on growing and we need the latest equipment to support it. We will redeploy our previous Konecranes mobile harbour crane at one of our other terminals and increase capacity at NDV with a new Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Crane. It will provide the right performance, flexibility and ergonomic design to boost our productivity for many years to come,” says Do Cong Khanh, Deputy CEO, Gemadept Corporation.
“This order illustrates the strength of our long-term partnership with Gemadept and local representative MIPEC, who always give excellent technical support. In addition, this will be the first Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Crane in Vietnam. As our new Generation 6 cranes continue to build a solid presence in the Asian market, it’s clear that they offer the high levels of performance and reliability that customers demand,” says Holger Wagner, Regional Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes.
The order is for a single Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 Mobile Harbor Crane, which has a working radius of up to 49 meters and can handle a maximum capacity of 125 tons. This crane is designed to serve container ships up to Panamax class. Compared to the Model 4 crane, it has a higher tower cab that provides a better view of vessel operations, stronger lifting capacity curves to improve handling rates, and a higher lifting capacity for heavy cargo handling. The crane is classified as A7, ensuring a long service life. It is powered by a modern diesel engine with optimized fuel consumption that minimizes emissions. The order includes on-site technician training.