Kingston Freeport Terminal has ordered eight Konecranes Noell straddle carriers, aiming to strengthen its container handling operation at Kingston Container Terminal in Jamaica.
The facility already operates 25 Konecranes Noell straddle carriers, mainly of the N SC 644 E type.
These are diesel-electric straddle carriers that stack containers one-over-three, offering a built-in growth path to automated operation as well as prioritising eco-efficiency and maneuverability according to the manufacturer.
The eight new machines will be delivered in July 2018, bringing the terminal’s Konecranes Noell straddle carrier fleet to 33 machines.
Kingston Freeport uses the Konecranes Noell Fleet Management System (FMS), which was developed in-house, with its straddle carriers.
The FMS enables the customer to monitor the condition of its straddle carriers at any time during operation.