The agreement with the NPA in Namibia involves six reachstackers with a maximum lifting capacity of 45 tonnes, capable of stacking containers five high, which will be used to increase container handling capacity at Walvis Bay. The NPA has been operating two similar Konecranes units since March 2006.
The KPA in Kenya, which already operates eight Konecranes forklifts, is implementing a major investment programme. Two of its new reachstackers will be delivered to the port at Nairobi and one to Mombasa. MPS will put its four new reachstackers into service at the Tema terminal in Ghana. It has previously purchased eight similar units and four empty container handlers from Konecranes.
Niklas G Persson, sales director at Konecranes Lifttrucks, commented: “Over the past ten years we have delivered over 200 forklift trucks, container lift-trucks and reachstackers to Africa, and the recent orders further demonstrate our long-term commitment to customers on the continent.”