Greek Port to Receive Konecranes Straddle Carrier Boost

 26 Feb 2019 11.30am

Konecranes, a provider of smart port solutions, has received an order from the Thessaloniki Port Authority, Greece, for 12 of its Noell straddle carriers.

The Thessaloniki Port Authority SA, a privately listed company, operates the Port of Thessaloniki, which comprises of both a container terminal and a conventional cargo terminal.

According to a statement, this order is part of an ambitious growth programme launched by the Port of Thessaloniki.

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

Each of the straddle carriers has a lifting capacity of 50 tons and a maximum travelling speed of 24 kilometres per hour.

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In addition to this, they are equipped with the Konecranes Noell single-lift spreader model “NES 42 F” and prepared for automated operations as standard.

Konecranes has also confirmed that one of its engineers will remain on stand-by at the terminal for three months, training equipment operators and ensuring that all of the straddle carriers are put into service successfully.

The short delivery time for the machines will see them ready for acceptance by the port authority before the end of March 2019.

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