Curaçao Port Services has ordered two Kalmar Panamax ship to shore cranes.
The cranes can lift 40 tonnes, with a radius of 39 metres, and have a lift height up to the spreader of 32 metres. They will be used upgrade the port's container handling operations at the Willemstad Container Terminal. Delivery is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.
The island of Curaçao is approximately 35 miles off the north western coast of Venezuela, and the Port of Willemstad is the largest on the island. Curaçao Port Services currently operates two Nelcon-Kalmar ship to shore cranes at Willemstad.
Managing director Fernando Da Costa Gomez said: “We chose Kalmar because of their reliability, high technological expertise and wide service network. We have a long relationship with them and expect these new cranes to improve our productivity, safety and eco-efficiency as well as decrease our maintenance costs.”
Kalmar vice president, intelligent crane solutions Ilkka Annala added: “This order from our longstanding customer proves Kalmar's commitment to continue delivering reliable and efficient ship to shore cranes to customers. Our comprehensive offering and widest service network on the market enables us to provide technical support to the customers globally.”