Ports of Auckland (POAL) in New Zealand have ordered five Konecranes Noell straddle carriers as replacement units for their fleet of manual Konecranes Noell straddle carriers. Their fleet includes automated straddle carriers as well. The order was booked in December 2021. The machines will be delivered and commissioned by March 2023.
POAL has been operating Konecranes Noell straddle carriers since 2002, and since 2016 has been working on a program to blend automated straddle operation with manual operation.
The Konecranes Noell straddle carriers on order are diesel-electric machines of the type
NSC 634 E, lifting containers 1-over-2 in compliance with the EU Stage V emission standard. They will carry out waterside container handling with the STS cranes, in decoupled operation with the automated straddle carriers working the container yard and carrying out truck operations. Their enhancement kit comprises a precise position detection system and safety-enhancing features that enable safe decoupled operation. The interface to the automated straddle carriers is enabled in the container interchange zones, for which the special features have been designed.
Klaus Woeste, Regional Sales & Services Director, Oceania, Konecranes Port Solutions, said: “Ports of Auckland is a forward-thinking organization that takes its responsibility to the community very seriously. We support POAL in every way necessary with the latest straddle technology and Service Level Agreements, building a strong foundation for the future.”
A strong focus on customers and a commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a lifting industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.