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Konecranes powers up for the future by expanding its electrified portfolio and redefining operations between ship and container stack technology

Konecranes heavy-duty E-VER
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  • Konecranes has launched new Port Solutions innovations at TOC Europe 2024, emphasizing eco-efficient technology and their Ecolifting™ vision.

  • The redesigned Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers now feature modular power options, including hybrid, battery, and hydrogen, to enhance flexibility and sustainability.

  • The E-VER electric forklift range has been expanded to include heavy-duty models with capacities of 18-25 tons, offering faster lifting and acceleration compared to diesel forklifts.

  • The Future Fields concept introduces an advanced automation system with multi-trolley STS cranes, AGVs, and Automated High-Bay Container Storage to improve container handling efficiency.

  • Konecranes has renewed its Remote Support services, providing instant expert assistance through hotline, online platform, and video calling to minimize downtime.

Konecranes today announced a number of Port Solutions portfolio launches that reinforce its innovation and technology leadership in material handling. The launches for TOC Europe 2024 underscore Konecranes’ commitment to eco-efficient technology and its vision of Ecolifting™, which aims to reduce customers' carbon footprints across all stages of their operations.

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“Today’s launches reflect our strong commitment to continuous investment in digitalization, electrification and technological advancements,” said Juha Pankakoski, Executive Vice President of Port Solutions at Konecranes. “These investments contribute significantly to more efficient cargo handling, decarbonization of the economy and the promotion of circularity and safety in the port industry.”

Konecranes’ launches cover innovations in straddle carriers, lift trucks, integrated automated solutions and its port services portfolio.

Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers push boundaries with modular power options
As global container handling continues to shift towards more sustainable practices, Konecranes has redesigned its Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers to give the industry greater flexibility with interchangeable power modules including hybrid, battery and hydrogen options. The uniform design facilitates quicker delivery times and ensures the ready availability of spare parts. Maintenance demands are reduced, and each unit is pre-equipped for hydrogen use in addition to hybrid and battery power. The modular construction simplifies power system upgrades to meet the diverse energy needs of terminals now and in the future.

Redesigned Konecranes Noell Straddle Carrier<br>IMAGE SOURCE: Konecranes

E-VER electric forklift range expands to meet heavy-duty demands

The Konecranes E-VER electric forklift is now offered with increased capacity to meet the high-performance demands of industries such as steel and mining in addition to ports. As of June 11, 2024, the E-VER electric forklift will be available in the heavy-duty range of 18-25 tons – without compromising performance. The new model can lift 10% faster and accelerate up to 20% more quickly on slopes versus a diesel forklift, with reduced energy consumption and losses allowing the truck to use energy more efficiently. At the end of the forklift’s service life, the batteries can be used as emergency reserves at charging stations or as backup power.

Future Fields concept redefines the relationship between ship and stack
Developed in partnership with industry experts, Future Fields is an automation concept that incorporates an innovative multi-trolley ship-to-shore (STS) crane, an automated guided vehicle (AGV) and Automated High-Bay Container Storage to tackle challenges such as increasing vessel sizes and the limited availability of land. Future Fields can improve productivity, consistency and capacity in container handling, and reflects one of Konecranes’ core values: 'Driving for Better'.

Remote Support stops the downtime clock
Complementing the Ecolifting expanded portfolio launches, Konecranes has renewed its Remote Support services for ports and terminals, which reduce the need for technicians to travel to site locations or wait on resources. Remote Support gives customers instant access to Konecranes experts through a dedicated hotline phone number, the Konecranes Support online platform and video calling for troubleshooting.

For more information on these innovations please visit our launch site, and visitors are welcome to visit Konecranes’ booth B20 at TOC Europe, Ahoy, Rotterdam.

A strong focus on customers and commitment to business growth and continuous improvement make Konecranes a material handling industry leader. This is underpinned by investments in digitalization and technology, plus our work to make material flows more efficient with solutions that help decarbonize the economy and advance circularity and safety.

 

Source: Konecranes