In Q1 2023, Konecranes won an order for two Konecranes Gottwald Cranes on Barge from Winning Logistics in Guinea. After on-site commissioning in Q3 2024, Winning will operate a total of ten Konecranes Gottwald Cranes on Barge, loading ships with bauxite off the West African coast.
Konecranes Gottwald Cranes on Barge are specially designed and built to ensure uninterrupted material flow on water, even under demanding marine conditions. They can operate in winds of up to 24 m/s and at maximum wave heights of 2.5 m, and are built according to Lloyd’s Register Code for Lifting Appliances in a Marine Environment.
“Winning International Group takes Environmental, Social, Governance compliance seriously in terms of sourcing products and services that are safe, reliable and efficient. We know that Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes are reliable products for harsh environments. Their high productivity backed by quality service consistently creates added value for us. These cranes play a critical role in our unique offshore transshipment operation that has proven to be efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly. We are happy to be able to partner with suppliers, like Konecranes, who share our belief in sustainability beyond shipping and mining,” says Mr. Sun Zhijun, Vice President of Winning International Group.
“Our barge cranes are thoroughly modern cargo handling machines that can operate mid-stream and on the open sea. Winning’s continuing trust in our expertise in this area, which reaches back over 20 years, confirms our leadership in this market,” says Holger Wagner, Regional Sales Manager, Port Solutions, Konecranes.
A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting 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.
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Robert Vennemann, Marketing Manager, Mobile Harbor Cranes, Port Solutions, Konecranes
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment of all makes. In 2022, Group sales totaled EUR 3.4 billion. The Group has approximately 16,500 employees in around 50 countries. Konecranes shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki (symbol: KCR).