Gottwald Port Technology GmbH (Gottwald), a subsidiary of Demag Cranes AG, has been awarded a contract to supply a G HMK 8410 mobile harbour crane to Puerto Angamos, Mejillones, Chile. The Generation 5 (Model 8) crane will be the largest Gottwald mobile harbour crane for container handling in the Americas. The G HMK 8410 will also allow the operator to service super post-Panamax vessels in future. Commercial operation is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2011. “The new crane is an integral part of our ambitious expansion plans and will, no doubt, contribute to increasing our efficiency and competitiveness and thus add to the attractiveness of our port,” said Emilio Bouchon, General Manager, Puerto Angamos, Mejillones. “There is no doubt that Central and South America have developed into one of our high-focus markets. Disproportionate growth in the region underlines its strategic importance for the Demag Cranes Group. We will continue to expand our local business activities accordingly,” said Thomas H Hagen, Member of the Management Board of Demag Cranes AG and COO. With the new crane, Puerto Angamos intends to significantly upgrade its container handling capabilities in view of the anticipated increases in vessel size at the port. The G HMK 8410 will be the second Gottwald machine at Puerto Angamos, where a Gottwald HMK 280 E crane has been in operation since 2002.