21.06.2012 - 11:15
Washington United Terminal (WUT), part of Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd., located in the Port of Tacoma, Washington, has opted again for Konecranes heavy-duty lift trucks. The order comprises three Reach Stackers, optimized for handling over the second rail, to be delivered in 2012.
WUT ordered their first Reach Stacker from Konecranes in 2011. After testing it and using it extensively, they decided to buy three more units.
“This order follows WUT’s order and delivery of one Reach Stacker in late 2011. It’s a vote of confidence in Konecranes’ ability to provide Reach Stackers of an extremely high lifting capacity and environmental standard together with local service support. We are delighted to once again be selected as the supplier to WUT,” says Phil Stevens, Sales Manager for Konecranes Lift Trucks in the USA.
WUT is located in the Port of Tacoma on the Blair Waterway – a valuable gateway to Asia. WUT offers a wide range of capablilities and services including cost-effective and advanced cargo handling. WUT has several container cranes that are supported by a well-maintained fleet of tractors, reach stackers, side-loaders and top-pickers. They are strong in container handling and able to work with two container ships simultaneously.
The Port of Tacoma is a major center for container cargo, bulk, breakbulk, automotive and heavy-lift cargo. The port has become one of the largest container ports in North America and one of the top 50 in the world. The Port encompasses about 2,400 acres of land and handles about 1.5 million containers per year.
“Konecranes trucks are well-proven in our fleet: their reliability, performance and fuel economy has led us to order Konecranes once again,” comments WUT’s Operational Manager Jeff Podgorski. “This positive operating experience also influenced our decision to take on second rail handling.”
Reach Stacker SMV 4545 TB5 specifications
Length 10600 mm, width 4600 mm, wheelbase 8000 mm
Optional equipment on the three units:
• Movable cabin (longitudinal direction): makes it easier for the driver to handle the machine, improves safety, boosts productivity
• Engine is Volvo TAD 1360 VE (EU Stage 3b/Tier4i), updated according to new legislation on emissions; reduced diesel fuel consumption, reduced noise
• iQAN RUN: better control of truck status
• Central greasing basic truck and spreader: eases maintenance, automatic greasing when the engine is working
• MOTEC reverse camera: improves safety, gives driver a better view of what’s happening behind
For more information:
Phil Stevens, Sales Manager
Konecranes Inc. (USA)
Lotta Tagesson, Marketing & Communication Manager
Konecranes Lifttrucks AB, Sweden
Tel. +46 43373501
Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2011, Group sales totaled EUR 1,896 million. The Group has 11,700 employees at 609 locations in 47 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).