The EIE Group’s Port Handling Equipment division, has handed over two Konecranes reach stackers to the privately-owned South African container transport and logistics provider, Yellow Jersey Logistics, on a long term rental contract with maintenance agreement.
The 45 ton capacity reach stackers, at the top end of the Konecranes’ range, were ordered for application in loading/offloading and storage of 20ft (6.1m) and 40ft (12.2m) laden and empty containers at the company’s Roodekop, Johannesburg container yard.
In line with EIE’s commitment to building partnerships for life, the contract is a continuation of a business association with Yellow Jersey Logistics, who had previously used two units supplied by EIE on a rent-to-own contract. At the end of 2016, EIE traded in the old machines, replacing them with the two new units.
The SMV 4530 TBE5 reach stackers are equipped with powerful, low-emission engines that comply with environmental regulations and standards while reducing fuel consumption. Modern and durable lifting spreaders provide top-lift with 300 degrees rotation, while smart load-sensing hydraulics adapt the lifting power to the weight of the load.
The cabin has been designed for comfort and safety and to boost driver productivity, providing excellent visibility in all directions. The heavy-duty box-type chassis is the strongest on the market, with excellent stability provided by the wide, strong drive axle and long wheelbase. Maintenance-free brakes with continuous oil cooling provide full braking power in every situation.
Comments Craig Golden, EIE Group Product Manager for the Konecranes range, “As we have serviced Yellow Jersey Logistics for the past five years, we have a good understanding of their requirements and their commitment to high standards.”
Yellow Jersey Logistics owns and operates 70 vehicles that predominantly service container traffic on the Gauteng – Durban route. The Roodekop container depot operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week to ensure optimal productivity and turnaround times for the fleet. Reliability backed by 24-hour service and support is essential for their operation.
EIE Group, Craig Golden,