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Bahamas port goes electric with Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbour Crane

April 17, 2024  By Mike Lacey

A second Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 Mobile Harbor Crane is coming to the Port of Nassau. Photo: Konecranes

NASSAU, Bahamas — Arawak Port Development Limited (APD) has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald ESP.6 mobile harboor crane to add extra capacity to its terminal at the Port of Nassau.

This crane is the first at the port to run on mains power, which means zero emissions during operation. The crane was ordered in the first quarter of 2024 and will be delivered in the third quarter of 2024.

APD operates one of the largest port facilities in the Caribbean and is expanding its Nassau facilities with new container handling equipment to keep pace with growing demand. APD already has one Konecranes Gottwald Generation 6 mobile harbour crane operating at the harbour.

“This new crane will take care of the increase in our rapidly growing container business and powering it from the harbor mains emphasizes our commitment to decarbonization. Konecranes’ digital services will also help us keep track of the crane’s performance and condition,” stated Rudolph Tener-Knowles, Assistant Vice-President, Operations and Facilities, APD.


This contract is part of Konecranes’  Ecolifting vision, which means the company can have a beneficial environmental impact with its product and service portfolio while also reducing customers’ carbon footprints. From eco-optimizing diesel drives to hybridization and fully-electrified fleets, Konecranes is focused on doing more with less.

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