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FPTL Boosts Productivity, Efficiency With New Machinery

FPTL Boosts Productivity,  Efficiency With New Machinery
Aerial view of part of Port of Suva.
September 13
11:00 2017

 

The Fiji Ports Terminal Limited (FPTL) continues to strive for excellence by lifting its standard of services, safety and level of productivity.

And in doing so, FPTL has invested in new machinery that is expected to increase safety and productivity.

In a statement, Kalmar -Cargotec said they received an order from FPTL for three Kalmar reachstackers and one empty container handler.

“This order was booked in Cargotec’s 2017 third quarter orderintake with delivery scheduled for fourth quarter 2017,” the statement said.

FPTL manages and operates the two international ports in Fiji; Port of Suva and  Port of Lautoka.

In the statement, FPTL chief executive officer Hasthika Dela said: “This new machinery will increase safety and productivity, while improving operational efficiency at Fiji’s largest port.

“The option to fit all machines with SmartFleet to monitor fuel consumption and less environmental impact was one of the attractions of buying Kalmar in an effort to initiate the Green Port programme, and to meet organisation’s Environmental Management obligations.”

Michael Wahab, director mobile equipment at Kalmar Australia said FPTL’s order was a huge vote of confidence in Kalmar’s service capabilities in the Pacific Islands.

“Through our strong partnership with KP Industrial and strategically defined location to house our spare parts with our customers, such as Fiji Ports Terminal Limited, customers are guaranteed to experience an integrated one stop, total solution,” said Mr Wahab.

The new fleet will join six Kalmar terminal tractors already servicing the Port of Suva, which handles container and general cargo, and has over 6000 square metres of storage area.

The Kalmar DRF400-450 reachstacker is tailor made for industrial handling with the freedom allowed by the lifting equipment and boom, making it easier for the driver to improve the work efficiency of the unit.

Cummins engines will power all machines and they will also feature the Kalmar SmartFleet system which enables performance-boosting remote monitoring and reporting.

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