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Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes supplied to Papua New Guinea

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Demag Cranes supplies its first Mobile Harbour Cranes to Papua New Guinea


¦      Four G HMK 6407 cranes for the two largest ports in the country 

¦      Maximum efficiency for grain imports and container handling


Düsseldorf, 16 November 2011 Demag Cranes has now supplied its first Mobile Harbour Cranes toPapua New Guinea. Two Gottwald Model 6 cranes have recently been commissioned in the third-largest island state in the world on behalf of PNG Ports Corporation Ltd., where they are in operation unloading imported grain and containers. Two more cranes are due to be delivered in early 2012. The cranes will be deployed in the country’s most important port, Lae, and in the capital city ofPort Moresby, which is also the second-largest port.


“The four new GottwaldMobileHarbour Cranes are a milestone in our history and of crucial importance to us”, enthuses Brian Riches, CEO of PNG Ports Corporation Ltd. “This high-performance, reliable technology will assist us to fulfil and expand our role as the main regional hub for maritime cargo handling and raw materials export.” The cranes will enable the efficient handling of bulk materials, containers and general cargo to supply our inhabitants and the island's industry,


Through this order, Demag Cranes has consolidated and expanded its position in the region, which is the interface between Asia andAustralia.Papua New Guineais the latest addition to a list of over a hundred countries in which Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes are in operation.


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Gottwald G HMK 6407: high-performance crane to boost port efficiency

The G HMK 6407 is a Mobile Harbour Crane for high-performance applications and, as a result, perfectly meets the needs of the ports in an island state such asPapua New Guinea, where maritime trade is of crucial importance. The two cranes already supplied were equipped with a 24-cubic metre motor grab each, while the other two will be fitted with spreaders. With lifting capacities of up to 125 tonnes, a working radius of up to 51 metres and hoisting speeds of up to 120 m/min, depending on the specific variant, this model guarantees excellent handling rates. For the ports of Lae andPort Moresby, the purchase of the four G HMK 6407 cranes means that, for the first time, there is state-of-the-art handling technology on hand to load and unload ships. This in itself is a key factor in both the development of the ports and the provision of the country with imported goods. Klaus Röhrig, Gottwald’s Regional Director Asia Pacific, sees the order from the point of view of sustainable strategic presence: “This order could only be secured with the constant assistance of theQueenslandoffice of ourAustraliaRepresentative Clark Equipment and is another step towards consolidating and expanding our position in this region, which is the interface between Asia andAustralia.”


Teleservice support even over long distances: support for customers and cranes around the clock

SincePapua New Guineais a new market whose infrastructure is currently being developed, the innovative service package played a key part in the order placement process. All these cranes are equipped with the teleservice function which enables the customer himself and the service engineers at Demag Cranes to access production and diagnostics data around the clock without interrupting crane operation. Even at the headquarters of Demag Cranes in Düsseldorf, it is possible to monitor and analyse the operating state of the crane. In addition, it is possible via the Remote Desktop Tool to access the crane for testing purposes, to carry out certain maintenance work and remedy faults when it is not in normal crane operation. The customer's personnel will also be trained in the use and maintenance of the cranes and will take part in regular further training sessions.


PNG Ports Corporation: major participant in trade infrastructure

PNG Ports Corporation Ltd. is responsible for managing and monitoring all 16 of the State-owned ports inPapua New Guinea. This makes the company the largest participant in the trade infrastructure of this country, which is geographically close to the Australian continent. These ports not only handle the majority of food imports for the 6.7 million inhabitants, but also the largest share of raw material exports – including mineral oil, copper, gold and coffee. Against this backdrop, it is essential for PNG Ports Corporation Ltd. to ensure smooth working processes by relying on mobile harbour crane technology from Gottwald.

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