Konecranes supports Cambodian port modernisation
In Q1 2023, Konecranes won an order for two Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes from Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS), its first-ever mobile harbour crane order in Cambodia. The cranes will be delivered in Q4 2023.
PAS is owned and run by the Cambodian government and plays a critical role in the national economy as the country’s only deep-water port. As the rate of cargo throughput continues to rise each year, PAS decided to add mobile harbour cranes to the port’s infrastructure to improve capacity and efficiency.
Ty Sakun, deputy director general of Technique, PAS said, “Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbour Cranes stood out as the right solution, offering fast operation for quick vessel turnover combined with impressive eco-efficiency. The electric drive system combined with an external power supply allows us to significantly lower on-site exhaust emissions while reducing operational costs.”
Holger Wagner, regional sales manager of Port Solutions at Konecranes said, “These two cranes represent a milestone for Konecranes in Cambodia, and we thank PAS as well as Ogawa Seiki Co Ltd (OSC) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for facilitating the order. We look forward to building on this regional cargo handling milestone for many years to come.”