Volvo EC200D Brings Coal Ashore At Low Cost In Malaysian Port



Kuantan Port, a multi-cargo seaport along the east coast of Western Malaysia, facing the South China Sea, serves as a gateway to China and a transit hub for minor ports in the region. At the geographically well-positioned port, five Volvo EC200D excavators are proving their efficiency for Malaysian facilities management company, Malaysia Coal Integrated Engineering Services (MCIE).

The EC200D machines work onboard bulk coal ships in the port. The excavators are equipped with two specially designed hanging hooks and the port cranes use the hooks to lift the machinesonboard the ships. Inside the ship bunker, the excavators stack coal and iron ore and reload the material to a conveyor for further transport out from the shipto a stock collection point on land.

David Hoon, director of MCIE, is very pleased with the Volvo machines. “The EC200D excavators are very powerful and help us greatly with fuel savings compared to our previous excavators from a competitive brand,” Hoon said. “Ever since we purchased the Volvo excavators in 2018, they have worked very well. We are considering upgrading our fleet with larger Volvo excavators as we trust Volvo is a very reliable and high-performing brand.”

Working between 10 to 12 hours per day, the excavators reload more than
10,000 tons of coal and iron ore per day and help the customer to substantially reduce operating cost.

Also MCIE’s machine operators are pleased with the machines. The operators highly appreciate the good visibility, ergonomics and comfort of the EC200D cabins.