Northport New Zealand opts for new equipment
The Pacific port of Northport is enhancing its deep-water facility at Marsden Point, on the north island of New Zealand. Northport is the island's northernmost multi-purpose, dry-cargo port in New Zealand, with its three berths handling traffic to and from most of the country’s international markets. Northport is looking to grow and therefore decided to invest in a new crane.
This time, Northport opted for a Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Mobile Harbour Crane. With this new crane, the port can now serve container vessels up to post-Panamax class. The crane’s maximum lifting capacity is 125 t and it runs on an eco-efficient diesel-electric drive. The crane complies with the New Zealand government’s strict guidelines for sustainable energy use.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Northport,” says Michael Green, regional director sales APAC, Konecranes port solutions. “We admire their long-term commitment to providing reliable and efficient cargo handling." (fd)