Konecranes delivers to the Philippines


Konecranes is helping Philippines booming industries to keep up with demand with the delivery of a number of its machines.

The two Noell Rubber Tired Gantry (RTG) cranes and two Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 Mobile Harbor Cranes (MHCs) have been ordered by Kudos Trucking Company for their terminal in Davao City on the Southeast Asian archipelago. Both MHCs are intended to load and unload vessels up to Post-Panamax class at the quayside.

Kudos Trucking Company (KTC) placed the order to deal with the increased volume of containers resulting from the rapidly growing economy of the Philippines. The agreement marks the next growth step for a company that started off hauling ship cargo and containers, but then moved to operating container yards. It now has its own major port terminal in Davao on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao. The agreement also demonstrates the strength of Konecranes’ portfolio of manned, remotely operated and fully automated container handling equipment and services for quayside, horizontal transport and container yards.

“We’ve had a consistently good experience with lift trucks under Konecranes’ legacy brands,” said Jefferson Tao, general manager of KTC. “So, when the time came to increase terminal capacity, we thought it would be worth investing in more Konecranes machines. And we were also pleased that we could get all the cranes we needed from a single supplier.”

At the end of 2019, KTC will receive two electric Konecranes Gottwald Model 5 mobile harbor cranes, both with a lifting capacity of 125 tons. In June 2020, they will add two Konecranes Noell RTGs to their fleet, each with a two-speed engine and a lifting capacity of up to 41 tons. The eco-efficient drive technology of all four machines will reduce operational costs like fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Jerry Fann, sales director of Port Cranes, Konecranes Port Solutions, explained that the combined order underlines the strength of the company’s offering. He said, “We are happy to help create a further success story in the Philippines.”

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