Chiquita Guatemala S.A. (Chiquita) has received the first two of three Konecranes reachstackers for its Terminal Ferroviaria in Puerto Barrios with one more scheduled for delivery in 2024.
The first two reachstackers, a Konecranes SMV 4632 TC5 and a Konecranes SMV 4632 TC6H were received in Q3 2023. The third one, currently on its way, is a Konecranes Liftace 4532 TCE5.
All three vehicles are Smart Connected Lift Trucks on which TRUCONNECT Remote Monitoring collects usage and functional diagnostics to improve safety, optimise performance and maintenance, and reduce environmental impact.
Tire Pressure Monitoring provides alerts for pressure changes to help further cut fuel consumption and extends tire lifetime.
The SOLAS-compliant Konecranes Static Weighing System reportedly eliminates the need for a separate scale, speeding up operations. All measurement data is transmitted directly from the reach stackers to the yourKONECRANES customer portal for easy access and analysis.
“We are leaders in the tropical fruit market,” said Ramses Lobo Ortiz, Regional Manager Logistics, Chiquita.
“To maintain our position, we need the best quayside equipment available. Konecranes offered us reach stackers that are already improving our efficiency, simplifying our processes and lowering our costs.”
“Once all three are on-site, their high performance and advanced systems will further streamline our operations,” added Paco Pruden, Product Support Manager Americas, Lift Trucks, Konecranes.
“These reachstackers represent a new stage in our partnership with Chiquita as they employ the latest in lifting technology.”