The company's Konecranes fleet of machines has increased to 20 with the arrival of eight long and short weel-based lift trucks.
The order for two reachstackers and six forklifts also includes a SMV 17-1200 C capacity forklift with a box type chassis, a special heavy-duty lift mast, and a reinforced carriage.
Konecranes will customize all the new lift trucks with multiple extra LED lights to enable safer night-time operations. All forklifts will come with a customized quick-release system, too, allowing Mexico Natie to use its existing attachments and change between them easily.
The new machines will increase Mexico Natie's handling capacity at three different terminals in the Port of Antwerp - Port 740, the 5th Harbour Dock, and the Blue Star terminal. The machines will handle all kinds of cargo, be it containers (incl. stuffing and stripping), steel coils, crates, and various other break-bulk.
"We have 160,000 m2 in warehousing space and rely on Konecranes short wheelbase lift trucks to handle cargo quickly, safely, and efficiently. We remain impressed with the machines’ powerful design and performance - in our opinion Konecranes lift trucks are the very best machines on the market," Marc Ivens, Mexico Natie's CEO, said.
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