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Lyttelton Port Company orders four Konecranes straddle carriers

Lyttelton Port Company orders four Konecranes straddle carriers
The straddle carriers

Lyttelton Port Company in Christchurch, New Zealand, has ordered four Konecranes Noell straddle carriers as it looks to expand its straddle carrier fleet in response to growing business.

The units, which are diesel-electric machines that stack container one-over-three, will be assembled and ready for operation five to six weeks after being delivered in October 2021.

They will be the first straddle carriers operated in New Zealand equipped with diesel engines fulfilling EURO Stage V exhaust emission standards.

Peter Kania, head of straddle carrier sales, Konecranes, said: “The Lyttelton Port Company is in the process of converting its entire straddle carrier fleet to Konecranes, being very satisfied with the technology and service it has received from us. We will do our very best to ensure this continues.”

The machines will move containers between the terminal quayside, container yard and truck grids.

They will stack containers up to 4-high in the container yard and handle incoming and outgoing container truck traffic.

By the end of 2021, the port will have 20 of these machines.