Kemi Shipping adds Konecranes electric forklifts to its fleet

Kemi Shipping Oy has ordered eight Konecranes E-VER all-electric forklifts including full service contracts for their operations in the Port of Kemi, Finland.

The Finnish logistics company is continuing its E-VER delivery in early 2022. This additional order was received in June 2022 and will be delivered in the first half of 2023.

“Sustainability is at the heart of our business, so the first thing that attracted us to the Konecranes E-VER was the fact that it is fully electric,” said Kari Lundell, CEO of Kemi Shipping.

“We had a Konecranes E-VER delivered earlier this year for cardboard handling, and we could see its benefits immediately. In addition to eliminating exhaust emissions, it delivers exceptional efficiency and our drivers love it.

“Once the eight E-VER electric forklifts are on site, they will mark another milestone on our journey to greater productivity and lower emissions.”

The eight forklifts are Konecranes E-VER 16-1200C forklifts, with an all-electric driveline and a capacity of 16 tons. The equipment includes lithium-ion batteries that take 45 minutes to fully recharge and regenerate braking energy back into its battery.

Konecranes said that with less heat, oil and fewer moving parts, this electric forklift requires less maintenance and produces less chemical waste.

The trucks will be supplied with special bale grabbers to safely handle wood pulp.

“Kemi Shipping has been a loyal Konecranes customer for over two decades, sharing our mutual commitment to the environment,” said Klaus Kaukovalta, Product Manager, Forklifts for Konecranes Finland.

“Konecranes E-VER, which won the sawmill industry’s new product innovation competition for improving environmental performance, gives us the perfect opportunity to provide Kemi Shipping equipment that meets their specific requirements in a demanding industry.”

More recently, Konecranes received an order from FHP Group for an eco-efficient generation 6 Konecranes Gottwald mobile harbor crane for its multi-service terminal in the port of Marghera, Italy.

The crane will improve the port’s bulk handling operations by increasing efficiency while reducing local exhaust emissions.

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