The Finnish company will perform all of the maintenance and repair works on more than 150 of its Noell Straddle Carriers of different generations for MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET).
"Last year, we exceeded the ten million TEU mark for the first time, which led to an increasing need for new machines. As a result, our fleet of Konecranes Noell Straddle Carriers has expanded by almost 100 machines in the past 12 months. To keep the availability of the straddle carriers as high as possible, we are now entrusting the service work on the machines to their manufacturer Konecranes. We are certain that we are well-equipped for the anticipated continued growth of the terminal over the long term," Randy Verresen, Manager Rolling Equipment, Antwerp Terminal Services NV, said.
Tom Cerpentier, Regional Director Port Services, Konecranes, added, "Antwerp is one of the most important ports for us. In addition to straddle carriers, other types of Konecranes port equipment such as mobile harbor cranes, automated stacking cranes and lift trucks that are operated by various customers in the port need to be serviced and maintained. This is why our on-site service team comprises a total of 18 technicians and will now be strengthened by another 16 service experts specifically as part of the service agreement concluded with MPET for the straddle carriers."
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