New Zealand-based Lyttelton Port has ordered four Konecranes Noell straddle carriers.

Lyttelton Port placed the order in the first quarter of 2021; the units on order are N SC 644 E diesel-electric variants that stack containers one-over-three.

According to Konecranes, they will be the first straddle carriers operated in New Zealand equipped with diesel engines fulfilling Euro Stage V exhaust emission standards. The machines will move containers between the terminal quayside, container yard and truck grids at the company’s facility in Christchurch. They will stack containers up to 4-high in the container yard and handle incoming and outgoing container truck traffic.

Following delivery, which is scheduled for October 2021, the machines will be assembled and ready for operation within five to six weeks, bringing its fleet of these machines to 20.