Demag Cranes receives first Mobile Harbor Crane order from Bermuda

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HMK 170 E for Bermuda’s capital Port of Hamilton
Crane to be supplied, fully assembled and fitted with web-based remote diagnostics system

Demag Cranes has announced that it has received its first order from the Caribbean island chain of Bermuda.

A Gottwald HMK 170 E will be taking up commercial operation in the spring of 2012 at the port of Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, where it will be handling containers and general cargo.

The crane, to be operated by Stevedoring Services Ltd, will play a key role in future in providing goods to the approximately 70,000 inhabitants of this British overseas territory, according to Demag.

“Thanks to this HMK 170 E, for the first time in our history, we have a crane that is at the cutting edge of handling technology,” said CEO of Stevedoring Services, Peter Aldrich.

As a result of the restricted space and limited assembly facilities in Hamilton, the crane is to be fully assembled in the North Sea Port of Rotterdam, Holland.

The newly assembled crane will be shipped to Hamilton via a heavy-load vessel.

The new crane is also equipped with a teleservice function, Crane Remote Access System, 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.

After a brief final installation and commissioning on site, the crane will be immediately ready for operation.

According to Demag Cranes’ Senior Sales Manager, Andreas Moeller, this order was the result of many years of constructive negotiations with the customer.

“For some time, we have been in contact with Stevedoring Services Ltd. and are now very pleased that this prospect has now become a firm customer,” he said.

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