Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured a significant order from long-term customer, DP World, for nine Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers.
The new machines will have a lifting capacity of 60 tonnes, which is a new feature from Kalmar designed to improve productivity at the terminal by enabling twin lifting of heavier container combinations.
Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers can cut fuel consumption by up to 40 per cent compared to equivalent diesel-powered machines.
The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q12023 order intake, with delivery scheduled for Q42023.
They will be deployed at DP World’s Antwerp Gateway terminal in Belgium and they will replace older machines from the existing fleet at Antwerp.
DP World currently operates a fleet of 58 Kalmar straddle carriers, of which 42 are hybrid models.
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Mark Brouns, Head of Technical Department, DP World Antwerp Gateway, said: “With their excellent reliability and low fuel consumption, Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers will continue to play a key role in increasing productivity and optimising operational costs at the terminal.”
This order comes less than a week after Kalmar agreed an extension to a large three-year cooperation agreement that was originally signed in 2019 with Holmen Iggesund, part of the Holmen Group.