Konecranes supplies lift trucks to Luanda

Konecranes has supplied DP World with six Konecranes reach stackers and four empty container handlers to its multipurpose terminal in Luanda, on the southwest African coast.

DP World is a leading provider of smart logistic solutions and one of the largest port operators in the world. DP World is also present in Angola with the concession to run the multipurpose terminal in Port of Luanda, which is also Angola’s primary port.

The Port of Luanda operations are looking for a sizable fleet of lift trucks to manage a continuous stream of incoming and outgoing cargo and containers. With upgraded equipment, DP World aims to raise productivity of the port while reducing costs.

“This new delivery really shows the confidence that DP World has in Konecranes,” says Manos Athanasakis, Key Account Manager for Konecranes Lift Trucks. “We offer durability, reliability and flexibility with port terminal equipment, and with the valuable help of local dealer Trevotech, we are now pleased to bring those qualities to a new site for a long-term customer, DP World. We have built a solid partnership over the years with strong mutual trust.”

The six new reach stackers are Konecranes’ best-selling SMV 4632 TC5s, sturdy lifting machines that can safely stack up to 46t in the first row, 32t in the second, and 17t in the third. They are fitted with the Konecranes Static Weighing System that weighs containers to 1% accuracy and fully conforms with SOLAS requirements.

The empty container handlers are SMV 6/7 ECC 90s, with wide masts that provide the option of stacking six empty high-cube containers or seven standard containers. All 10 lift trucks feature the ergonomic OPTIMA cabin for comfort, wide visibility and improved safety, with reverse Radar System to alert drivers about obstacles behind the truck, as well as a semi-automatic fire suppression system essential in the hot and demanding working conditions in which the lift trucks will operate.

Each truck uses a Tier 3 engine to maintain productivity while minimizing fuel consumption and emissions.

The order was booked in May 2021 and the lift trucks were delivered in December.

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