Mississippi Floating Crane Fleet Expanded

Press Release
Monday, May 14, 2012

Associated Terminals expands its fleet of Gottwald Floating Cranes supplied by Demag Cranes for Mississippi midstream operations

Associated Terminals LLC in Louisiana/USA is expanding its fleet of machines with its seventh Gottwald Floating Crane.

A Generation 5 Model 8 crane variant will be starting commercial operation this month and will be one of the highest performance Floating Cranes handling bulk materials on the Mississippi. Currently, six Gottwald Floating Cranes supplied by Demag Cranes are in operation with Associated Terminals LLC ensuring smooth, efficient cargo handling.

“On the Mississippi, in particular, where quay facilities are few and far between, we intend to use the new Gottwald Floating Crane to improve our versatility in terms of midstream cargo handling”, explained Gary Poirrier, Director of Associated Terminals LLC. “In view of a steady increase in the volume of freight coupled with ever greater pressure to reduce costs, our customers require rapid, efficient cargo handling. In order to achieve high capacities and excellent handling rates, we are investing in reliable handling equipment made by the world market leader in floating cranes based on Mobile Harbour Crane technology.

Associated Terminals LLC uses Floating Cranes in midstream operation between mile markers MM 56,8 and MM 141 on the lower Mississippi. The G HPK 8400 B Floating Crane, a variant of Model 8, will be used for the efficient transhipment of bulk materials including ores, coal, grain and fertilisers from larger sea-going vessels in size up to 1.150 feet to inland waterway vessels.

 

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