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Florida’s SeaPort Manatee orders Konecranes equipment

SeaPort Manatee will bring extra capacity to container and general cargo handling at their operations in Tampa Bay, Florida with two Konecranes Gottwald ESP.7 Mobile Harbor Cranes.

After the port ordered the first crane in the first quarter of 2024, it quickly decided to take a second optional crane at the beginning of the second quarter to keep up with fast-growing demand. Both cranes will be delivered by the end of the year.

SeaPort Manatee, the closest US deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal, is investing in new equipment to manage anticipated strong growth in container and general cargo traffic.

With four Konecranes mobile harbor cranes already on site, Florida's port ordered two additional ones that will offer the ability to run both with electricity from the harbor main, meaning a significant reduction in emissions and a higher efficiency.

“These two new Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor cranes will not only help SeaPort Manatee accommodate its growing container business, but their electric drive design will also contribute to the port’s strong commitment to reducing emissions. Both the Florida Department of Transportation and the port’s loyal customers appreciate this dedication to sustainability and the entire community will benefit,” said Carlos Buqueras, SeaPort Manatee’s executive director.

“We’ve been proud to work with SeaPort Manatee over the last two decades as they’ve cemented a key role in the economy of Florida. This order is a good example of the interest our Generation 6 cranes are developing across the market with their high performance, outstanding reliability and impressive eco-efficiency,” added Alan Garcia, Sales Director of Port Solutions at Konecranes.

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