At Haldia port in India, IRC Natural Resources, has placed an order for two Model 4 Gottwald mobile harbour cranes with Terex Port Solutions.The G HMK 4404Bs are four-rope units and these will be deployed at Berth 13 of the Haldia Dock Complex, which is situated to the south of Kolkata on the Ganges estuary.

The two cranes, which are due to arrive in August 2016, will handle coal, coke, manganese ore and limestone as of October. Each have a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes and offers an outreach of 46 metres. Their maximum lifting speeds are 85m/m and each offers a propping system allowing them to adapt to the conditions on the berth at any given time.

IRC is the eighth customer to have ordered cranes from TPS since mid-2014, with the two bound for Haldia being the eleventh and twelfth units acquired by India in that period, with 40 mobile harbour cranes active in the country. These are deployed across six ports on both India’s coasts.