Fiji’s Largest Container Port Expands Machine Fleet


Fiji Ports Terminal, the operator of six ports on the South Pacific Ocean island, has made an order with Kalmar to provide the country’s largest container port with three Kalmar reachstackers and one empty container handler.

The new fleet will join six Kalmar terminal tractors at the Port of Suva on Fiji's largest island of Viti Levu, which handles container and general cargo and has over 6,000 square meters of storage area.

Hasthika Dela, CEO at Fiji Ports Terminal Limited, said: “This new machinery will increase safety and productivity while improving operational efficiency at Fiji's largest port.

“The option to fit all machines with SmartFleet to monitor fuel consumption and less environmental impact was one of the attractions of buying Kalmar in an effort to initiate the Green Port program, and to meet organization's Environmental Management obligations.”

View cargo-handling solutions from Kalmar

The Kalmar DRF400-450 reachstacker has Cummins engines and feature the Kalmar SmartFleet system which enables performance-boosting remote monitoring and reporting.

Michael Wahab, Director Mobile Equipment at Kalmar Australia, said: “Fiji Ports Terminal Limited's order is a huge vote of confidence in Kalmar's service capabilities in the Pacific Islands.

“Through our strong partnership with KP Industrial and strategically defined location to house our spare parts with our customers, such as Fiji Ports Terminal Limited, customers are guaranteed to experience an integrated one stop, total solution.”

Kalmar has explored why electric horizontal transportation at terminals is growing rapidly in its 'Efficient Terminal Transportation' technical paper

At TOC Europe 2017, Kalmar's President Antti Kaunonen discussed what's currently in the company's pipeline to improve overall efficiency at ports:

Read more: Kalmar and Navis delivered the first OneTerminal integrated automation solution to the Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) at the Port of Melbourne

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