Kingston Terminal Orders Konecranes’ Straddle Carriers


Kingston Freeport Terminal in Jamaica has ordered eight Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers to strengthen its container handling operation at Kingston Container Terminal in Kingston.

Kingston Harbor is one of the widest and deepest natural harbors in the world.

Its container terminal, established in 2015, is a transshipment hub for Jamaica and the entire Northern Caribbean, and started operations as part of a 30-year Concession Agreement between the Government of Jamaica and CMA CGM.

The eight new diesel-electric Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers will be delivered in July 2018, bringing Kingston Freeport’s Konecranes Noell straddle carrier fleet to 33 machines.

Kingston Freeport currently operates 25 Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers, mainly of the N SC 644 E type.

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Konecranes Noell straddle carriers are known for their excellent maneuverability, high speed and reliability:

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The straddle carriers, which stack containers one-over-three, are eco-efficient with a built-in growth path to automated operation.

Kingston Freeport uses the Konecranes Noell Fleet Management System (FMS) with its straddle carriers.

The Konecranes Noell FMS, developed in-house, enables the customer to monitor the condition of its Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers at any time during operation.

Peter Kania, Sales Director, Straddle Carriers, Konecranes, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with CMA CGM group and Kingston Freeport and I’m very pleased they decided to purchase more of our straddle carriers as part of their long-term improvement program.”

Read more: Konecranes has signed a three-year cooperation agreement with data operator Ukkoverkot and Nokia for a private LTE mobile network leveraging 5G concepts and a global digital automation platform to benefit ports and large manufacturing operations

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