Konecranes Mobile Harbor Crane becoming popular with terminal operators in Korea
The Konecranes Gottwald Quaymate M50 Mobile Harbor Crane is becoming a favorite of Korean terminal operators. Two of these diesel-electric machines were shipped to Korea in 2016, one to Ulsan and one to Incheon, and now a new Korean customer in Incheon has ordered a Quaymate M50 mobile harbor crane.
From April 2017, the crane will help Young Jin Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Young Jin) to handle mainly imported sugar with a motor grab. It will also load and unload general cargo in Korea’s leading port, Incheon.
The Quaymate M50 crane was developed by German and Asian engineers. The crane geometry and design are a further development of Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor crane technology. The two-rope machine provides a maximum lifting capacity of 50 t, a 20-t motor grab curve and an outreach of up to 36 m. With the Quaymate M50 crane, Konecranes offers customers a tough machine that provides excellent reliability and flexibility. Kim Seung Hoi, CEO and President of Young Jin, said: “The new crane will enable us to respond quickly to increasing handling rates for imported sugar. In addition, the Quaymate M50 mobile harbor crane can handle a wide range of general cargo, whenever needed.”
Maurizio Altieri, Regional Sales Director, Port Solutions APAC, Konecranes, is excited about the growth of the Quaymate M50 fleet in Korea and the great interest in the crane throughout Asia and the world. “Recent orders and demand confirm that the Konecranes Gottwald Quaymate M50 Mobile Harbor Crane meets the requirements of different types of fast-growing terminals. We deliberately positioned this machine as a versatile and cost-effective mobile harbor crane that helps terminals grow. For established operators, it supplements their existing fleet, whereas for small terminals it is an entry-level model for professional handling of all types of cargo.”