Konecranes goes to Manila North Harbor

The modernization of the Philippines’ largest domestic port is moving apace with great progress. Manila North Harbour Port, Inc. (MNHPI), the company which has been awarded the contract to manage, operate and develop Manila North Harbor, recently took into operation six new, double-stacking Konecranes SMV 6/7 ECH 100 DS empty container handlers. These lift trucks are their first of their kind in a Philippine port.

The Konecranes container lift trucks are part of the equipment MNHPI is installing in stages under its 25-year concession agreement with the Philippine Ports Authority. They can stack up to 8 containers high and lift two empty 20-foot or two empty 40-foot boxes simultaneously. Other features include load-sensing technology which provides maximum fuel efficiency, reduced drivetrain and hydraulic system maintenance, driver and equipment performance reporting capabilities and European emission standards.

With MNHPI’s resources and commitment to improve the overall capacities and capabilities of this historic port, the picture of Manila North Harbor that has been imprinted on our minds is fast fading away. It is being replaced with that of a truly progressive port which is constantly evolving. Konecranes is very proud to be a part of the ongoing transformation of Manila North Harbor and is committed to helping MHNPI reach its ultimate modernization goals. 

“Konecranes has been doing business in the Philippines for more than two decades, supplying industrial and shipyard cranes but this is our first step into the local ports market. The fact that MNPHI has chosen our container lift trucks is encouraging: strategic ports need the right equipment from the best manufacturers”, says Jeffrey Foo, Regional Manager Konecranes (Ports), Thailand.

For more information and high-resolution images, please contact:

Jeffrey Foo, Regional Manager, Konecranes (Ports), Thailand
Email: jeffrey.foo@konecranes.com  
Tel: + 66 2718 2684, mobile: +66 89 96 98 211

Lotta Tagesson, Marketing Specialist, Konecranes Lift Trucks, Markaryd, Sweden
Email: lotta.tagesson@konecranes.com  
Tel: +46 433 735 01, mobile: +46 725 17 35 01

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 2,170 million. The Group has 12,100 employees at 626 locations in 48 countries. Konecranes is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (symbol: KCR1V).