Konecranes Noell straddle carriers for APMT

2 November 2020


APMT Rotterdam container terminal in The Netherlands has taken delivery of 16 diesel-electric Konecranes Noell straddle carriers.

This latest order was placed in March 2020 and continues a relationship between APMT Rotterdam and Konecranes which goes back to 2005. APMT Rotterdam currently operates a fleet of 41 Konecranes Noell straddle carriers.

The carriers are NSC 644 E diesel-electric machines, lifting containers 1-over-3, equipped with Konecranes Noell NTS 62 F twin-lift spreaders. Three of the spreaders will be equipped with interfaces to a special snow-sweeping system.

All of the machines will be equipped with the Konecranes Noell Fleet Management System (FMS) which APMT Rotterdam already operates. They are equipped with the CREON-S safety control system, certified to ISO 13849 standard.

“Our relationship with APMT Rotterdam goes back years. I’m honoured to receive this vote of confidence in our straddle carrier technology. We will make sure that this fleet enters service smoothly, giving APMT Rotterdam the performance and reliability it expects from a Konecranes product. For more than a decade our straddle carriers have been the backbone of the terminal’s landside operation. We are proud to have been selected as a partner to replace the current machines as they are retired, step by step,” said Peter Kania, head of sales for straddle carriers at Konecranes.