GatewayRail Freight Limited has received six new Konecranes reach stackers to replace old models and expand its operations in northern and western India.

GatewayRail ordered the new equipment, which joined a large fleet of Konecranes lift trucks already operating at the GatewayRail facilities, in January 2021. The purchase will bring the total number of Konecranes reach stackers in the GatewayRail fleet to 28.

The six new lift trucks delivered to GatewayRail in March are Konecranes SMV 4628 TC5 reach stackers, specially designed for efficient container handling of up to 46 tonnes and particularly suited for intermodal terminals.

A wheelbase of 6.4m gives the right balance between stability and manoeuvrability, while their Stage 3A (also known as Tier 3) engines are designed to meet emissions standards while maintaining full power and load capacity.

Additionally, all six reach stackers have been equipped with a new OPTIMA cabin for visibility and comfort as well as quality core components for high stability, safe handling, and long-lasting performance.

Moreover, safety is enhanced with a fire suppression system, an essential feature in the hot and demanding working conditions in which the trucks will operate, according to an announcement.

Headquartered in New Delhi, GatewayRail is the largest private intermodal operator in India, providing end-to-end logistics through four inland container depots (Gurugram and Fairdabad in Delhi, Ludhiana in Punjab, Ahmedabad in Gujarat), one domestic container terminal (Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra), and its own dedicated rail network between these facilities as well as connections to three ports on the western coast.

Srinivas Reddy, senior VP for Gateway Group highlighted the 10-year partnership with Konecranes and noted that as the company’s business expands, they need further developments to its equipment.

Source: Container-News