Container logistics firm Pentalver Transport has chosen Cooper Specialised Handling to supply 15 Konecranes reach stackers and container handlers.
Pentalver expects that the efficiency of the machines, specifically the The ECO Drive function, to save them £20,000 per year in fuel costs.
Chris Lawrenson, managing director of Pentalver said: “Our trucks work up to 3,000 hours per year and with fuel prices continuing to increase, we needed to ensure that our running costs and our total cost of ownership were kept to an absolute minimum.”
The empty container handlers have been specified with a ‘high-rear’ cab position which will place the driver’s seat 1200mm higher over the rear ballast than the standard ‘low-rear’ position.
The 15 machines will be maintained through a combination of Pentalver’s own engineering resources at Felixstowe and Southampton with Cooper SH offering technical support to these sites as well as full maintenance at sites where Pentalver does not have an engineering presence.
Pentalver operates at three of the UK’s major ports and an inland port facility in Cannock, Staffordshire. It has a road fleet of almost 250 tractor units and 400 trailers.