South Korean Terminal Operator Pyeongtaek Dangjin Central Terminal Co Ltd (PDCT) has put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 mobile harbour crane into operation. The new diesel-electric crane handles bulk and some general cargo in the terminal, situated around 80 km south of Seoul on the west coast of South Korea. It is a G HMK 4406 variant offering a maximum lifting capacity of 100 t and an outreach up to 46 m. For particularly eco-efficient operation, it is equipped with an external power supply to hook up to the terminal’s mains.
With this machine, PDCT, a joint venture of the two leading South Korean logistic groups KCTC Co, Ltd (KCTC) and Sebang Co, Ltd (Sebang), has taken the next step in its long-term business relationship with Konecranes. JH Park, Executive Director, PDCT, said, “PDCT ordered its first Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbour crane in 1989, and a second one in 1996. KCTC now operates three cranes, and Sebang operates two. The cranes have significantly contributed to the sustainable growth of the companies’ handling rates. It was hence logical to also rely on technology from Konecranes in our terminal in Pyeongtaek, where the new machine replaced the first crane that was almost 30 years old.”
Giuseppe Di Lisa, Sales & Marketing Director, Mobile Harbor Cranes, Konecranes, commented, “Since summer 2016, three Konecranes Gottwald Quaymate M50 mobile harbour cranes were delivered to South Korea, and we are now proud to continue our recent success with a Model 4 machine. With this crane, we further strengthen our leading market position in the country. This success is also due to the excellent relationship between PDCT and our local organisation. The service that we have provided has satisfied the customer and, as a consequence, the recent order will also include a tailor-made service package.”