Port of Spain purchases five Konecranes lift trucks


The Port of Port of Spain (PPOS) has purchased two Konecranes Liftace empty container handlers, one Konecranes Reach Stacker, and two Konecranes forklifts.

The empty container handlers were delivered to the port terminal located in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, in Q32022, while the reach stackers and forklift trucks are scheduled to arrive in Q12023.

Each of the two empty container handlers is a Konecranes Liftace 5/6 ECC 9, a yard tool that can lift up to 9 tonnes. 

The Reach Stacker is an SMV 4632 TC6, with a strong, box-type chassis and wide drive axle, with a long wheelbase for high stability, safe handling, and long-lasting performance. 

One of the forklifts is an SMV 15-1200 C, a light machine with a short wheelbase to ensure easy manoeuvrability in the more restricted spaces of the shipyard. 

The other forklift is an SMV 37-1200 C, with a medium-length wheelbase for mid-range loads of up to 37 tonnes. 

All five vehicles are Smart Connected Lift Trucks. 

This range of lift trucks will give The Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) more flexibility in their container handling options.

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The PATT operates the PPOS, which is the largest multi-purpose port on the island and an important Caribbean shipping hub. 

This key role in regional logistics requires a small fleet of reliable container handling equipment to ensure maximum efficiency throughout operations. 

PATT selected Konecranes to update their lift truck fleet with the support of its regional forklift dealer, Genar.

“As we continue to develop our terminal, the new Konecranes equipment can help us to improve our efficiency and maintain our long-term responsibility to local trade and commerce,” said Robert Ramsubhag, CEO of PPOS, a strategic business unit of PATT.

“This is the first time PATT has ordered Konecranes lift trucks, but they’ve been operating a Konecranes HMK 300 E Mobile Harbor Crane for some years,” said Dale Verseput, Regional Director Americas, Lift Trucks, Konecranes. 

This order comes more than two months after Indian port operator, Bothra Shipping Services Pvt, ordered three Generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes to electrify bulk handling at the Port of Kakinada.

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