Konecranes deliveres six forklift trucks to DP World’s Jebel Ali Terminal 1

DP World’s Jebel Ali Terminal 1 has taken a delivery of six Konecranes forklift trucks. Ordered in November 2017, the forklift trucks delivered in June are the model Konecranes SMV16-1200C with a lifting capacity of 16 metric tons at 1200 millimetres and a wheelbase of 3750 millimetres. To fulfil DP World’s safety requirements the machines are equipped with overload protection system, disabled forklift operation when seatbelt is disengaged and Groeneveld Greensight reverse system, which is an obstacle detection system combining reverse camera with ultrasound sensors for enhanced safety. Yahya Al Suwaidi, Manager Plant Workshop T1, DP World UAE Region, said: “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.”

DP World has 65 marine terminals across six continents with Jebel Ali Port, voted as the best seaport in the middle east, as their flagship facility.

Kalmar forklifts fully electrical

The part of Cargotec Kalmar lately launched a new range of fully electrical forklifts from 9 to 18 tons. Machines, whose battery capacities with lithium-ion can last until eight hours at full blast, is equipped with all performances of a diesel truck but upgraded. The operating cost of the forklifts is also lower than for traditional diesel machines, which can enable customers to « achieve significant reductions », reports Peter Ivarsson, Director of Forklift Trucks of the company. In order to reduce the environmental impact, Kalmar becomes the first manufacturer to offer electrical forklifts in this capacity range.