Alexandria Container and Cargo Handling. Co. (ACCHCO), Egypt has ordered 21 new lift trucks from Konecranes; 7 empty container handlers during Q4 2015 and Q2 2016, and 14 laden container handlers in Q2 2016. The delivery of the 21 lift trucks will take place in late 2016.
The machines will operate in both of ACCHCO’s two major terminals: the Alexandria container terminal at the port of Alexandria and the El-Dekheila container terminal at the port of Dekheila opened in 1984 and 1996 respectively. The machines will support the terminals in their ongoing growth; Alexandria’s & El-Dekheila’s current TEU throughput is at 990 000 TEUs.
“Alexandria terminal and El-Dekheila terminal handle nearly 70% of Egypt’s foreign trade,” explains Admiral. Mamdouh Tawfik Draz – Chairman of the board and CEO of ACCHCO, “We, therefore, place a very high priority on equipment that is reliable and efficient while offering a low total cost of ownership. This investment again demonstrates not only ACCHCO’s ambitions for growth but also our determination to use only world-class equipment and service. We have always been impressed with the quality and service support from Konecranes & Tad Trade, and are happy to continue that relationship.”
The machines made for ACCHCO is the C-series Konecranes lift trucks, equipped with the superior cabin OPTIMA which provides a spacious and ergonomic work space for the driver. They also come with the latest technology and the 7” touch screen, MD4, with full monitoring of all the vital components and functions for more efficient and productive operating.
The Konecranes distributor in Egypt, Tad Trade, says, “We are honored to, once again, have Egypt’s premier container terminal rely on us and Konecranes; not only to deliver exceptional equipment but to also ensure that the machines operate at maximum efficiency. We are certain that with these investments ACCHCO becomes an even more vital player in North African container handling.” Konecranes Lift Trucks Sales & Marketing Director, Andreas Falk, concludes: “The lift trucks are designed with the latest technology to help our customers improve their safety and increase the efficiency. These orders are a great result of a good cooperation.”