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Konecranes Noell straddle carriers for inland intermodal terminal

Two Konecranes Noell NSC 644 E straddle carriers will be delivered to Maritime Transport Ltd’s Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal in the UK

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Konecranes Noell straddle carriers for inland intermodal terminal

Maritime Transport Ltd has purchased two Konecranes Noell NSC 644 E Straddle Carriers for operation at Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT). The order was booked in April and the machines will be delivered in September 2019.


Maritime thus becomes a new customer for Konecranes Noell straddle carriers in the UK, although BIFT has operated with Konecranes RMGs since it was opened by the then RCL Roadways Container Logistics (now part of Maritime Transport) by 2006.


Unusually for an inland railhead operator in the UK, RCL also used straddle carriers for RMG service, road truck service and stacking from Day 1, as it already used straddle carriers at its Leeds, Coatbridge, Barking and Manchester terminals.


The new diesel-electric straddle carriers will stack 4-high and will have Konecranes Noell single-lift spreaders. They are normal width machines as they are not required for direct train (un)loading.


Remote service support for two years, starting from the date of acceptance, is part of the contract with Konecranes. The contract furthermore includes an option for two more straddle carriers.


Stuart Wardlaw, Maritime Transport’s Fleet Director, said: “We are looking forward to receiving these two Konecranes Noell machines, which will improve service reliability and continue to drive the efficiency of the terminal as Maritime continues its development into rail.”

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