A new HMK 300 E to be commissioned next month at Salerno Container Terminal (SCT) by Demag Mobile Cranes GmbH will be the 750th Gottwald mobile harbour crane to have been built for worldwide delivery. The crane, with a maximum capacity of 100 tonnes, will join two other HMK 300 Es put into operation at SCT in 2001.
SCT and Gottwald have a longstanding relationship. The latest delivery will bring to eight the number of Gottwalds in Salerno since the first was purchased by the Port of Salerno in 1990. "The purchase of the three new HMK 300 E cranes will significantly strengthen SCT’s position in meeting today’s shipping line requirements," said Agostino Gallozzi, chairman and managing director of Gallozzi Group, SCT’s parent company. "We were very pleased when Gottwald agreed to adapt the cranes to our special requirements, such as a 5m long tower extension for higher viewing position and a cab with a second seat for a stevedore checker, as well as higher speeds."