Kemi Shipping Oy has ordered eight Konecranes E-VER fully electric forklifts including full-service contracts for their operations in the Port of Kemi, Finland.
The Finnish logistics company is following up its early 2022 E-VER delivery. This additional order was received in June 2022 and will be delivered in the first half of 2023.
“Sustainability is at the core of our business, so the first thing that attracted us to the Konecranes E-VER was the fact that it is fully electric,” said Kari Lundell, CEO of Kemi Shipping.
“We had one Konecranes E-VER delivered earlier this year for paper board handling, and we could see its advantages immediately. Besides eliminating tailpipe emissions, it offers outstanding efficiency, and our drivers love it.
“Once all eight E-VER electric forklifts are on-site, they will mark another big step on our journey to greater productivity and lower emissions.”
The eight lift trucks are Konecranes E-VER 16-1200C forklifts, with a fully electric driveline and a capacity of 16 tons. The equipment features lithium-ion batteries taking 45 minutes to fully recharge and re-generating brake energy back to its battery.
Konecranes said that with less heat, oil and fewer moving parts, this electric forklift requires less maintenance, and produces less chemical waste.
The trucks will be supplied with special bale clamps to securely handle wood pulp.
“Kemi Shipping has been a loyal Konecranes customer for over two decades, sharing our mutual commitment to the environment,” said Klaus Kaukovalta, Product Manager, Lift Trucks for Konecranes Finland.
“Konecranes E-VER, that won the sawmill industry Product Novelty Competition for improving the environmental performance, gives us the perfect opportunity to provide Kemi Shipping equipment that meets their specific requirements in a demanding industry.”
The crane will upgrade the port’s bulk handling operations by increasing efficiency while reducing local exhaust emissions.