Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Acknowledged Timber and Paper Shipping Port Increases Throughput with Intelligent Fork Lift Order

Another Home Run for Finnish Materials Handling Specialist
Shipping News Feature
FINLAND – Another local order for materials handling group Konecranes which recently took instructions for the supply of four 16 tonne and one 10 tonne forklift trucks to be deployed at Euroports Rauma. The port has been a Konecranes customer since 1996 and the latest order brings the number of the manufacturers lift trucks in its fleet to 57. The new machines will continue to build on the port’s reputation for expert handling of pulp and paper as well as sawn timber. The port is the largest export port of paper in Finland and has a specialised fleet of equipment for safe and gentle paper handling that maximises production and minimises damage to the heavy but delicate rolls.

Located on the Finnish west coast, the city of Rauma is well known for its paper and maritime industry. Its harbour is the fifth biggest in the country, handling around 6 million tonnes of cargo every year. With a total of 20 berths, the port offers multipurpose facilities for import, export and transit traffic. The new equipment will be fitted with Konecranes remote monitoring technology, TRUCONNECT, and Patrik Starck, Regional Sales Director Europe of Konecranes Lift Trucks commented:

“Rauma want their machines to come with cutting edge lift truck technology, therefore our new C model with the spacious cabin OPTIMA together with our TRUCONNECT® system played a big role in winning the deal. We are proud that our machines and technologies continue to earn Rauma’s trust.”

Euroports Rauma has good rail and road connections and is connected with several other European, North American and Asian ports through regular liner services. Fleet Manager Petri Viinikkala of Euroports Rauma explained why the Konecranes units, due for delivery in August 2016, were chosen, saying:

“The TRUCONNECT Remote service means that no matter where the trucks are we have a clear and precise picture of how they are being operated, and how they are running. We can clearly anticipate any issues, to significantly increase uptime and efficiency of our fleet.”