Mobile Harbor Crane Milestones

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2000th Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane


The number of cranes sold doubles in only 13 years! The 2000th Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane is to be inaugurated with a celebration at our customer in Cartagena, Spain on May 8, 2019.

2012 1500th Mobile Harbor Crane  


The 1,500th crane: The jubilee takes place in Antwerp, Belgium. This crane features a verified weighing system. 

2006 1000th Mobile Harbor Crane  


A 4-digit milestone: With the inauguration ceremony in Teesport, UK, the 1000th Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane is ushered in.

2006 Generation 5 Mobile Harbor Cranes  

Generation 5: Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes offer more powerful lifting capacity curves and feature a greater range of variants. They also operate at higher working speeds and offer greater ease of maintenance.

2004 First Crane on Barge  


A ground-breaking idea: Konecranes Gottwald Cranes on Barge bring mobile harbor crane technology to waterways for cargo handling – first mid-stream on the Mississippi, later off-shore on the open sea.

1998 First Portal Harbor Crane  


Inspired by customers: mobile harbor crane technology married to portals. Konecranes Gottwald Portal Harbor Crane open up new market segments and applications in cargo handling.

1995 Generation 4 Mobile Harbor Cranes  


Generation 4: From this point on, all machinery and drive units are completely integrated in the superstructure and enclosed for protection.

1985 Generation 3 Mobile Harbor Cranes  


Generation 3: Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes are now built with a A-frame type tower and the chassis receives a complete makeover.

1982 Four-rope Mobile Harbor Crane  


Once again the pioneer: The first 4-rope grab mobile harbor crane in Ghent, Belgium for  continuous-duty bulk handling equipment.

1978 Gerneration 2 Mobile Harbor Cranes  


Generation 2: cargo handling in terminals needs to meet new challenges. Our cranes evolve: Towers are higher, the superstructure is a enclosed structure and the chassis undergoes a facelift.

1956 Generation 1 Mobile Harbor Cranes  


Generation 1: Konecranes invents the mobile harbor crane, utilizing its mobile crane technology for cargo handling near and on waterways from this time on.

MK 4A  

The early 1950s

The pioneer: The Gottwald MK 4A Mobile Crane paves the way for Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes

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