Morterm Limited recently invested $500,000 into a new Konecranes 70,000 lbs lift truck as an addition to its fleet of material handling equipment.  Purchased from Strongco Corporation, one of Canada’s largest multiline mobile equipment dealers, the new machine will help Morterm to improve efficiencies and time required for maintenance and is the first Konecranes Lift Truck delivered in the Province of Ontario; first delivered to a stevedoring application and the first at a Canadian port location.

The machine is extremely user friendly, intuitive and flexible allowing a single operator to change the attachments from forks to a ram in under five minutes. Typically, a change like this would need three men for an hour. The size of the machine is deceiving – it carries the same payload as a machine twice its size. The fuel efficient design of the load sensing hydraulic system reduces engine and drive train wear as well as fuel consumption by 10 – 20 per cent, reducing the overall lifetime cost of ownership. “Not only are there 25 different functions that allow us to tune the truck’s performance to our requirements, but it’s easy to drive and operate. I wish we had this technology 20 years ago!” – Greg Steel, Terminal Manager, Morterm Limited

The new Konecranes is unique and multi-purpose in that it is perfect for a great deal of Morterm’s regular cargo which includes steel in many forms such as coil, general cargo and lift 20’ containers. 

Morterm is strategically located in the port of Windsor at the busiest border crossing between the U.S. and Canada and in excellent proximity to the new billion dollar Parkway project leading to the planned new international crossing, providing easy access to highways, rail and vessels. Morterm is served by The Essex Terminal Railway (ETR), a short-line (or switching) railway strategically providing service from the east side of Windsor to Amherstburg, ON and offering direct connections with CN, CP and CSX with reach through the entire North American rail network.