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Houcon adds leasing option
Lattakia
Gottwald ‘G5’ set
Netherlands-based Houcon
cranes in
Group has established a new
for Irish debut
company to offer customers a
leasing option for its range of
roll trailers, terminal trailers and
service
ro-ro cassettes, which it manu-
factures in Slovakia.
Four Panamax container cranes
Called RentalWorld, the
have been put into operation at
new company is based in Swit-
the Syrian Port of Lattakia, where
zerland, with an operational of-
the container terminal is now op-
fice and depot in Gothenburg
erated by CMA-CGM under a
and further depots in Rotter-
10-year concession deal awarded
dam, Zeebrugge, Hamburg and
in February last year.
Bremerhaven.
The 50t SWL cranes were
RentalWorld is staffed by
built by Dalian Huarui Heavy In-
personnel with an extensive
dustry International Company
background in the ro-ro and
(DHHIIC), part of Chinanulls DHI-
port equipment leasing market.
DCW group.
With effect from March 1,
A US$26.5M contract for the
Kerstin Lundblad will join the
cranes was signed in 2006, through
Houcon chairman Richard Houweling (left) with Kerstin Lundblad and Martin
company as sales director and
Syrian company ZMC, part of
Söderbäck, who will spearhead the new operation from Gothenburg.
Martin Snullderbnullck as operations
AFZM Shipping and Trading
director, responsible for the de- nullRentalWorld is in line with Flexibility will be the key to
Agency.
velopment of business activities our strategy to become a more RentalWorldnulls operation, Hou-
Factory-build inspection was
from the new office in Gothen- complete supplier to our valued weling added, with short or
carried out by Lloydnulls Register
burg. Both were previously key customers,null said Houcon chair- long-term leasing contracts
and the cranes were shipped fully- Gottwald Port Technology GmbH Two Gottwald G HMK 6407 mobile
members of the CAI Consent man Richard Houweling. nullOur available, with or without serv-
erect to the port on a COSCOL has recently received an order
harbour cranes handling containers. A
container and roll trailer leas- aim is to become the leader in ice agreements, as well as lease-
vessel in the second quarter of from Irish Continental Group
similar machine is being delivered to
ing team in Sweden. Europe in this market.null purchase options.
2008 but have been idle until now (ICG) for a new G HMK 6407
Belfast shortly
as the berth was not ready. mobile harbour crane for use at
its Belfast Container Terminal proved performance, the crane can
(BCT) facility. also be connected to an external
The new crane, which will be power supply and this will help
the first nullGeneration 5null Gottwald the port to achieve its environ-
mobile harbour crane to be de- mental targets of lower CO emis-
2
Intermodal units for steel transport
ployed in Ireland, has a maximum sions and reduced operational
lift capacity of 100t, maximum noise,null he added.
outreach of 51m and a top hoist This latest order will bring to
speed of 90 m/min. 13 the number of Gottwald
nullThe new G HMK 6407 has HMCs in the island of Ireland,
Side Open Container
a higher capacity than the portnulls where Gottwald has service teams
Payload 40 t
existing handling equipment with based in Belfast and Dublin. It is
a longer outreach, enabling larger also the 79th Gottwald crane to
vessels to be discharged,null said Alec be delivered to the British Isles,
Colvin, BCTnulls general manager. where the 50th crane was deliv-
nullIn addition to having im- ered just four years ago.
Doosan exports first
Hard Open Top Cradle Container Vietnamese cranes
Payload 40 and 50 t
Doosan Vina has exported its first Doosan Vina has announced
container cranes from its new fa- that it is building further cranes for
cility in the Dung Quat Economic Saigon Newport, JNPT (India) and
Also for heavy bulk cargoes Zone on the central east coast of PSA Singapore and that the Dung
Vietnam. Doosan Vina was estab- Quat facility has the capacity to
lished in 2007 by Doosan Heavy build 36 quay cranes and 398 RTGs
Industry, Inc and Mecca Tech, and over the period 2010 to 2016.
invested US$300M in a new fa- This would indicate that
cility for power generation equip- Doosan is moving at least some
Langh Ship Cargo Solutions, Alaskartano, FI-21500 Pikis, Finland. Tel. +358 2 477 9400 www.langh.fi
ment, steel structures and con- of its container crane production
tainer cranes. from Indonesia to Vietnam. The
The first container cranes project for PSA Singapore in-
completed are two Panamax ship- cludes 36 RTGs - business that
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to-shore units and five RTGs for Doosan has supplied from its fa-
Palaran Container Terminal at cility in Indonesia. Labour costs
Samarinda Port in eastern in Vietnam are even lower than in
Kalimantan. The customer is PT China and cranes can be shipped
Pelebuhan Samudera Palaran. from Dung Quat fully erect.
Gulftainer-operated Khorfakkan Container Terminal (KCT), UAE has
taken delivery of four new tandem lift cranes from Liebherr Container Cranes.
The cranes were recently delivered in knocked down form for on-site
installation. The cranes, to be equipped with tandem spreaders (tandem 20/
40/45s from Bromma - twin 20s from Bromma are also supplied), will
increase the Liebherr crane count at KCT to 16, along with 12 Liebherr
RTGs. These are Liebherr “megamax” cranes with a 64m outreach (24-
wide) and a lift height above rail of 41m. SWL is 80t under tandem, 60t
under twinlift and 100t under hook. Operating speeds are 60/150 m/min
for the hoist and 220 m/min for the trolley and gantry travel speed is 45
m/min. All drives are Liebherr dc and the cranes include Liebherr’s Visuscan
crane management system
2 February 2010
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