Finnish crane and lifting equipment specialist Konecranes will be fulfilling an order for two mobile harbour cranes, which are the first to be installed in Guyana, which are capable of automated execution of repetitive motions.
The cranes will play a supporting role in the growth of the Port of Georgetown in the country’s capital.
The order came from two port operating companies in Guyana – Muneshwers Ltd and John Fernandes Ltd. The companies jointly ordered two Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes as part of a planned regional cargo hub in Georgetown.
The firm’s Generation 6 cranes have a connectivity function, which uses digital interfaces and sensor technology. These features supports the analysis of crane data as well as processes, and supports service work via remote access.
The crane company says this helps it ensure cyber security and data protection across its solutions.
Konecranes says that the mobile cranes, expected to be delivered in Q2 2023, will enable the port to receive a much wider variety of cargo ships, including much larger vessels and gearless ships (without onboard loading and unloading equipment) to be handled. They will primarily be used for container handling but can also handle general cargo.
“We’re proud that John Fernandes Ltd and Muneshwers Ltd have chosen Konecranes to provide the first mobile harbour cranes in Guyana,” said Andreas Moeller, senior sales manager, Americas, port solutions, Konecranes.
“It’s a true milestone in the development of professional cargo handling for both Guyana and Konecranes.”
Konecranes is focusing on decreasing its customers’ carbon footprint in their lifting operations – a policy it calls ‘Ecolifting’.
Konecranes (Stand r410) will be exhibiting at Robotics and Automation 2023, which will be co-located with IntraLogisteX 2023. To attend to visit for free or find out more, visit www.intralogistex.co.uk or www.roboticsandautomation.co.uk.