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Florida’s SeaPort Manatee orders two Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes to expand capacity

SeaPort Manatee will bring extra capacity to container and general cargo handling at their operations in Tampa Bay, Florida with two Konecranes Gottwald ESP.7 Mobile Harbor Cranes.

Florida’s SeaPort Manatee orders two Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Cranes to expand capacity

After they ordered the first crane in Q1 2024, the port quickly decided to take a second optional crane at the beginning of Q2 to keep up with fast-growing demand. Both cranes will be delivered by the end of the year.

SeaPort Manatee, the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal, is investing in new equipment to manage anticipated strong growth in container and general cargo traffic. With four Konecranes mobile harbor cranes already on site, the port ordered two more that will offer the ability to run both with electricity from the harbor main, meaning a significant reduction in emissions and a higher efficiency.

“These two new Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes will not only help SeaPort Manatee accommodate its growing container business, but their electric drive design will also contribute to the port’s strong commitment to reducing emissions. Both the Florida Department of Transportation and the port’s loyal customers appreciate this dedication to sustainability and the entire community will benefit,” said Carlos Buqueras, SeaPort Manatee’s executive director.

“We’ve been proud to work with SeaPort Manatee over the last two decades as they’ve cemented a key role in the economy of Florida. This order is a good example of the interest our Generation 6 cranes are developing across the market with their high performance, outstanding reliability and impressive eco-efficiency,” said Alan Garcia, Sales Director, Port Solutions, Konecranes.

This contract is part of Ecolifting™, Konecranes’ vision to increase its handprint meaning the beneficial environmental impact that can be achieved with our product and service portfolio – while reducing customers’ carbon footprints. From eco-optimizing diesel drives, to hybridization and fully-electrified fleets, we will continue to do more with less.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a material handling industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

For a concise overview of Konecranes’ business, please click here. More information on Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes can be found here. For a useful glossary of crane and lifting terms, please click here.

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