Stockholm, Sweden-based manufacturer Bromma has sold its 2,000th all-electric crane spreader. The unit went to the port of Ningbo Daxie in China.
Bromma said the all-electric yard spreader has become an industry standard in container handling over the past 10 years. In 2011, 84% of Bromma yard crane orders were for all-electric units, it said.
"Bromma's 2,000th all-electric spreader delivery is part of a wider trend toward all-electric growth in the China region," added a company spokesman. "Bromma today has more than 1,000 crane spreaders in service in container terminals in mainland China, while the percentage of those spreaders that are all-electric continues to increase year after year."
The spokesman concluded, "The reduced number of service points on all-electric spreaders is an especially attractive feature of these spreaders, as lifetime costs of operation are reduced."