Konecranes Lift Trucks Boost Dubai Terminal
Terminal operator DP World has implemented six Konecranes forklift trucks at Jebel Ali Terminal 1, in Dubai, UAE.
The SMV16-1200C model trucks, which have a lifting capacity of 16 tons, were delivered in June 2018, joining DP World’s existing fleet of Konecranes forklift trucks, empty container handlers, reach stackers and RTGs.
To meet DP World’s safety requirements, the machines were equipped with an overload protection system and disabled forklift function, stopping the truck when a seatbelt is disengaged.
A Greensight reverse system, which combines reverse cameras and ultrasound sensors, was also installed to detect obstacles and enhance safety.
Yahya Al Suwaidi, Manager Plant Workshop T1, DP World UAE Region, commented: “Since we have very demanding operations we need machines with high productivity and minimum downtime.
“Due to the quality and reliability of the machines together with excellent aftersales support we choose Konecranes.”
Manos Athanasakis, Regional Sales Manager of Konecranes Lift Trucks, also made a statement: “DP World is a valued customer with high demands regarding performance and safety. We always do our best to make sure they have the right machines fit for their specific needs.”
The facility is one of 65 marine terminals operated by DP World across six continents, as well as a vital component of DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali Port.