Friday Focus: Kalmar’s Eco Reachstacker in Action


Kalmar, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has released a new video highlighting the benefits of its Eco Reachstacker for the efficiency and sustainability of multipurpose terminals.

Focusing on the operations of Broekman Logistics, a terminal operator based in the Netherlands, Kalmar has emphasized that saving fuel and maximizing energy efficiency is equally important to achieving high levels of performance.

Broekman, which operates three terminals, purchased five Eco Reachstackers for its Rotterdam facility in 2018, a decision that was made to help it transition into a multipurpose terminal.

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While this change of focus created a need for additional reachstackers, the choice of Kalmar’s Eco equipment was motivated by Broekman’s care for both the local and wider environment.

For the operator, this meant ordering machines that consume less fuel and reduce the amount of carbon emissions produced by the terminal.

This move, according to Operations Manager Taco Post, has reduced the amount of fuel consumed per hour by five litres, as well as supporting the terminal’s aim to decrease CO2 emissions by 10% before 2020.

Peter Söderberg, Kalmar, discusses eco-efficient terminal operations in a recent Port Technology technical paper

Another advantage of the reachstacker fleet is its reliability, especially when equipped with the Kalmar Insight system.

Post asserted that with the help of this solution, no malfunctions or errors with the Eco Reachstackers have been experienced.

In the future, Broekman plans to electrify its entire fleet of container handling equipment.

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