Lyttelton Port Company New Zealand set to receive new Noell Straddle Carriers

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Konecranes will deliver four Noell Straddle Carriers to Lyttelton Port Company in Christchurch, New Zealand.

The straddle carriers on order are of the type N SC 644 E, diesel-electric machines that stack containers one-over-three.

The machines will be assembled and ready for operation five-to-six weeks after being delivered in October 2021, Konecranes said.

They will be the first straddle carriers operated in New Zealand equipped with diesel engines fulfilling EURO Stage V exhaust emission standards.

The straddle carriers will move containers between the terminal quayside, container yard and truck grids. They will stack containers up to four-high in the container yard and handle incoming and outgoing container truck traffic.

The Lyttelton Port Company has successfully operated Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers since 2018.

Simon Munt, General Manager of Container Operations, Lyttelton Port Company, said, “We introduced the first Konecranes Noell straddle carrier to Lyttelton Port in 2018 and by the end of this year we will have 20 of these machines.

“The product, service and support from Konecranes is excellent.”

Peter Kania, Head of Straddle Carrier Sales, Konecranes, “The Lyttelton Port Company is in the process of converting its entire straddle carrier fleet to Konecranes, being very satisfied with the technology and service it has received from us. We will do our very best to ensure this continues.”

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