Repeat order for container handling equipment from DP World Djazair in Algeria

In October 2009 Konecranes received an order for eleven Konecranes reach stackers (RST) from DP World Djazair in Algeria. The RSTs will be delivered during this autumn. Konecranes delivered six reach stackers and five empty container handlers to the same customer in May and June 2009. Both parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the recent order.

Djazair Port World is a joint venture between DP World and the state of Algeria. The present capacity is 500 000 TEU per year with plans to increase this to 800 000 TEU. The ordered RSTs will operate in the container terminal and is a replacement for older rented units.

“DP World is pleased to continue our business relationship with Konecranes ,” says Mr. Joost Kruijning, Senior Vice President & Managing Director, DP World Africa. “The 11 reach stackers will help us meet our efficiency and productivity goals at DP World Djazair, in service to both our customers and the Algerian people.” 

“In addition to the delivery in May-June this year, we have earlier supplied reach stackers to their operations in Dakar, Senegal and Maputo in Mozambique,” says Niklas Brönn, Sales Director, Konecranes Middle East. “The recent order is a result of a long-time, strong relationship between DP World and Konecranes, including mutual respect and trust.”

Konecranes’ laden container reach stacker is one of the most high performance reach stackers in the market. It features many innovative solutions, including the “box type” chassis, load-sensing hydraulics (power-on-demand), electronic overload, safety and monitoring system. It has a lifting capacity of 45 tons and can stack five containers high and three deep.

Further information:
Press
Niklas Brönn, Sales Director, Konecranes Middle East 
E-mail: niklas.bronn@konecranes.com or phone  +971 50 920 1707

Investors and Analysts:
Mikael Wegmüller, Director, Marketing and Communications Manager 
E-mail: mikael.wegmuller@konecranes.com or phone +358 20 427 2008

This press release is available at our website www.konecranes.com.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity-enhancing lifting solutions as well as services for lifting equipment and machine tools of all makes. In 2008, Group sales totaled EUR 2,103 million. The Group has 9,700 employees, at 485 locations in 43 countries. Konecranes is listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd (symbol: KCR1V).

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