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February 27, 2019

Konecranes to supply straddle carriers to Port of Thessaloniki

Finnish company Konecranes has received an order to supply 12 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers to the Port of Thessaloniki in Greece.

Finnish company Konecranes has received an order to supply 12 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers to the Port of Thessaloniki in Greece.

The Port of Thessaloniki consists of a container and conventional cargo terminal.

Konecranes noted that the latest contract from the Thessaloniki Port Authority is part of a growth programme and includes a spare parts package.

Thessaloniki Port Authority board chairman and CEO Sotirios Theofanis said: “We entrusted Konecranes with this important renewal of our container handling equipment because of the high productivity and reliability of these straddle carriers.”

NSC 644 E straddle carriers will be supplied by Konecranes and have a lifting capacity of 50t, lifting containers 1-over-3. They can also travel at a maximum speed of 24km/hr.

Carriers will be equipped with the Konecranes Noell NES 42 F single-lift spreader and are prepared for standard subsequent automation.

“We entrusted Konecranes with this important renewal of our container handling equipment because of the high productivity and reliability of these straddle carriers.”

A Konecranes engineer will be available at the terminal for three months and will help train operators to ensure that all machines operate successfully.

Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers are suitable for step-by-step enlargement of container terminals as required and are also available as automated versions.

Powered by eco-efficient diesel engines, they are available with diesel-hydraulic and diesel-electric drive types in a wide range of options.

The container terminal operator can use the carriers to reduce the number of container handling machine types and interfaces.

Straddle carriers are expected to be delivered next month.

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