Equator Equipamentos, Mozambique’s Authorised Dealer of Heli Forklifts, Supports the Electrification of the Port of Beira

Equator Equipamentos has supplied Cornelder de Moçambique, the terminal operator of the Port of Beira in Mozambique with its first four electric forklifts. 

The fleet of Heli Forklifts paves the way for a greener future for the Port of Beira. 

“Green handling equipment is ‘low hanging fruit’ in the transition to electric vehicles, as the machines do not stray far from the chargers, eliminating the need for geographically-spread charging infrastructure” says Phil Taylor, Country Manager Maris.

The devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in 2019 has given the green transition impetus. Idai was one of the most severe cyclones on record and severely affected the coastal city of Beira. The aftermath led the World Bank to declare Beira as one of the world’s cities most vulnerable to climate change.

Cornelder de Moçambique emphasises that the shift to eco-friendly solutions like electric forklifts is not only the right thing to do for the environment but is a smart business decision, aligning with their values of sustainability and responsibility.

The transition from diesel to electric forklifts presents multiple business advantages:

  • Reduced operating costs thanks to lower maintenance requirements;
  • Eliminated need for fuel storage, with charging stations providing the necessary power;
  • Potentially lower energy costs compared to fuel;
  • Zero emissions during operation;

By adopting a phased approach to implementation, Cornelder can address and overcome the challenges of operating electric handling equipment in more demanding environments before implementing a broader rollout.

This investment follows the Government of Mozambique’s announcement last year of a $290M investment in the expansion and modernisation of the Port of Beira.

Equator Equipamentos are proud to collaborate with Cornelder de Moçambique, S.A. and Heli Forklift in introducing sustainable transport solutions in Mozambique.

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