Forklift and Reachstacker deliveries in Senegal and Mauritania

In News, Ports & Logistics by Alisa Evans

We’ve had a busy 5 months, and as usual many reachstacker and forklift deliveries across the region successfully commissioned, including Mauritania and Senegal.

APMT Mauritania in Nouakchott

Paterson Simons has had a long relationship with APMT Mauritania in Nouakchott having commissioned and supplied three Konecranes SMV4531TB5 reachstackers 10 years ago with two further additions in recent years.

APM Terminals, Mauritania SMV4531TC5 Reachstacker Delivered 6 February, 2019. Commissioning Engineer: Henry Kugbe

Over this time we have supported the customer through a 3-monthly inspection and training contract to ensure the machines are well-maintained and operated in what is a harsh coastal desert environment. Our most recent delivery includes a C series SMV4531TC5 Reachstacker which includes:

  • the latest clear vision cab along
  • additional fuel saving and safety devices including:
    • automatic engine and lighting shutdown on idle
    • drive speed limitation
    • TruConnect Remote Monitoring
    • VGM weight scale
    • reverse camera and,
    • fire suppression system.
Boom and spreader being delivered ready for commissioning.

Boom and spreader being delivered to APMT ready for commissioning.

APMT Mauritania in Nouabhidou

For our first deliveries to the new APMT Mauritania Nouabhidou in the North of the country the terminal opted for the lower cost SMV4531TBE5 model reachstackers. With tight requirements for delivery we were able to have our team greet the three machines as they emerged from customs to enable them to be assembled and commissioned as soon as possible so that they could get to work.

Three Konecranes SMV4531TBE5 Reachstackers delivered 18 October, 2018 to APMT, Mauritania. Engineers: Håkan Aronson & James Davidson.

DP World Dakar, Senegal


Delivery and commissioning of Manitou MI-X50D Industrial Forklift on 8 January, 2019. Engineer: Henry Kugbe

Given Paterson Simons’s long history with the terminal (it runs Konecranes RTGs, Reachstackers, Empty Container Handlers and 16 tonne forklifts) it was natural that service support would be a factor when the terminal was looking to acquire a small forklift. The competitively priced 5 tonne Manitou was supplied with a 6 meter triplex mast, full cab with air conditioning and LED lighting.




The DP World team taking delivery of the Manitou Industrial forklift from Paterson Simons engineer, Henry Kgube