FMT invests $3.7 million in its terminals

May 3, 2016

Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 3, 2016 – Fednav's terminals operations division, Federal Marine Terminals (FMT), announces $3.7M in investments to ensure that its terminal cargo handling facilities meet their promise to deliver higher standards in safety and efficiency, and by doing so, remain at the forefront of the industry.

These investments include $1.7M for a new crane, $1.3M in new forklifts, and $700K in other equipment and gear for 7 of its 12 terminals.

The new crane, a Kobelco CK2750G model, to be delivered this summer to the company’s terminal in the Port of Cleveland, will significantly improve production. It will feature a Tier 4 Final engine, the newest generation of motors for this type of equipment, and is expected to achieve 90% reduction of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions when compared with the Tier 3 engines.

The new forklifts acquired for FMT’s Burns Harbor, Milwaukee, Cleveland, and Hamilton operations will also feature Tier 4 Final engines as well as urea-based Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) controllers, thereby achieving near-zero emissions. In addition, they will be equipped with Hyster wireless monitoring systems to ensure increased safety and efficiency. FMT aims to install the system on all forklifts owned by FMT throughout 2017–2018.

Other equipment on order for Burns Harbor, Cleveland, Eastport, Calvert, Milwaukee, and Lake Charles to improve safety and productivity include coil trays, street sweepers, side-by-side vehicles, skid steers, and rubber spray for forks and coil rams.

These $3.7M in investments will enable FMT to make strides in production while reducing emissions, thereby living up to its promise to customers to meet its commitment to respect community and environment.

FMT is also proud to announce the release of its corporate video and invites readers to view it at www.fmtcargo.com.

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Contact: 
Michel Tosini, Executive Vice-President
514.878.6415 | mtosini@fedmar.com

www.fmtcargo.com

FMT is the terminal handling division of Fednav, a privately owned shipping company and is the largest international dry-bulk shipping group in Canada. Fednav operates a fleet of 85 vessels and employs 280 office staff worldwide—150 in its Montreal headquarters—and maintains commercial offices overseas in Antwerp, Charlotte, London, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore, and Tokyo.

 

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