DP World revamps Jebel Ali T1 forklift fleet

DP World has taken delivery of six forklift trucks from Konecranes for use at Terminal 1 in Jebel Ali Port.
The Konecranes SMV16-1200C forklifts have a lifting capacity of 16 metric tons at 1200 millimetres and a wheelbase of 3750 millimetres.
The Konecranes SMV16-1200C forklifts have a lifting capacity of 16 metric tons at 1200 millimetres and a wheelbase of 3750 millimetres.

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In November last year DP World ordered six new forklift trucks from Konecranes to support operations at container terminal 1 in Jebel Ali Port. The port operator took delivery of the new machines this month.

The Konecranes SMV16-1200C forklifts have a lifting capacity of 16 metric tons at 1200 millimetres and a wheelbase of 3750 millimetres. To meet DP Worlds safety requirements the machines are equipped with overload protection system, disabled forklift operation when seatbelt is disengaged and the Groeneveld Greensight reverse system.

The Greensight reverse system is an obstacle detection system combining reverse camera with ultrasound sensors for enhanced safety.

“Since we have very demanding operations we need machines with high productivity and minimum downtime. Due to the quality and reliability of the machines together with excellent aftersales support we choose Konecranes,” says Yahya Al Suwaidi, manager plant workshop T1, DP World UAE Region.

DP World is a long-time Konecranes customer with a fleet of Konecranes forklift trucks, empty container handlers, reach stackers and RTGs.

DP World has 65 marine terminals across six continents with Jebel Ali Port, voted as the best seaport in the Middle East at the Logistics Middle East Awards in 2018.

“DP World is a valued customer with high demands regarding performance and safety. We always do our best to make sure they have the right machines fit for their specific needs,” said Manos Athanasakis, regional sales manager, Konecranes Lift Trucks.

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