Panalpina receives first Hyster reachstacker at Port of Hamburg

17th January 2017

In the heart of the Port of Hamburg at Dradenauhafen, Panalpina Welttransport (Deutschland) GmbH is now using its first Hyster® ReachStacker. The RS45-31CH machine, which has a load capacity of 45 tonnes, is used by Panalpina mainly for the handling of containers for grouped goods. The container handler was officially handed over in a small ceremony in December 2016.

“In terms of reliability, robust Hyster® trucks are simply unrivaled,” says Heiko Vogt, Panalpina Cargo Center Manager, Hamburg. “Alongside the quality of the truck’s performance, the level of service was also an important factor in our purchase decision. We have been using the services of Norgatec, which is responsible for the distribution of Hyster® in Northern Germany, for ten years.”

Around 20 percent less fuel

The new Hyster® ReachStacker is used by sea, air freight and logistics company Panalpina in a commercial area of approximately 60,000m2 in Dradenauhafen. There, the machine transports containers to the cargo center and storage areas before they are transferred to ships. The RS45-31CH ReachStacker can lift up to 31 tonnes without restrictions in the second container row and the Cummins QSL9 engine delivers up to 380 hp / 283 kW.

“Compared to its predecessors, the latest generation of state-of-the-art ReachStackers need approximately 20 percent less fuel, significantly reducing overall operating costs,” says Arndt Reibold, Big Truck Territory Manager for Hyster. “In addition, it complies with the current Tier 4 Final/Stage IV emission regulations.”

Hydraulic protection systems ensure reliable operation

In addition to the Cummins engine, to further reduce fuel consumption, the ReachStacker features additional functions to optimise performance. These include on-demand cooling, load-sensing hydraulics, speed control and idle mode. Furthermore, the trucks have an ECO-eLo fuel efficiency mode, which reduces the maximum engine speed and further reduces fuel consumption. Thanks to the engine, gearbox and hydraulic protection systems, Hyster® container handlers operate extremely reliably even in the most demanding port operations.

Hyster® manufactures ReachStackers in Nijmegen

Hyster® ReachStackers are manufactured in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where all heavy-duty Hyster trucks from 8 tonnes capacity are produced. Comprehensive service is provided by a network of authorised Hyster dealers throughout Germany.

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About Panalpina

The Panalpina Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of supply chain solutions. The company combines its core products of air freight, ocean freight and logistics into globally integrated tailor-made end-to-end solutions. With well-founded industry knowledge and customer-specific IT systems, Panalpina is able to meet even the most demanding needs of customers and their supply chains. Energy and Project Solutions is a specialized service for energy and investment projects. The Panalpina Group operates a global network of around 500 subsidiaries in more than 70 countries and works with partners in more than 90 countries. Panalpina employs approximately 15,000 people around the world who provide a comprehensive service to the highest quality standards – anywhere, anytime.

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