Miike Port Logistics (MPL) has purchased the Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane from the Finnish Konecranes, the first machinery of this generation to be deployed in Japan.
The 46 m max outreach, four-rope grab, diesel-electric Model 4 will be able to lift 95t once put into operation at the end of the year.
MPL will replace an ageing bulk gantry crane with the new equipment, which will be chiefly used for handling coal and coconut husk.
To meet the special requirements in Japan, Konecranes will deliver the crane with an additional overload indicator.
"We are pleased that the fleet of Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes at Japanese terminals is growing. Since 2003, we have delivered one Model 2 and nine HMK 170 E mobile harbor cranes, the predecessor of Model 2, to nine terminals around the country. The new crane will be the first Model 4 mobile harbor crane to be operated in Japan," Holger Schauer, Regional Sales Manager, Konecranes Port Solutions, said.