Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement to supply Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited (KFTL) with 12 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers for deployment at their terminal in Kingston, Jamaica.
The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2023 Q3 order intake with delivery of all machines scheduled to be completed during Q2 2024.
KFTL, which opened in 2015, is a vital Caribbean transshipment centre and part of Terminal Link, a joint venture between CMA CGM and China Merchants Port (CMP).
The 12 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers are part of a gradual fleet replacement strategy aimed at increasing terminal performance, dependability, and sustainability.
KFTL’s equipment fleet also comprises Kalmar reachstackers, empty container handlers, and terminal tractors in addition to straddle carriers.
The Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers from KFTL will be linked to Kalmar Insight, a performance management tool that translates data into actionable insights.
As part of the agreement, Kalmar will also deliver a comprehensive spare parts package to enable continued equipment maintenance by local staff.
Serge Lyzun, Head of Engineering and Maintenance, KFTL, said: “Kalmar’s strong local support, proactive customer service and industry-leading hybrid technology are the main drivers behind this order.
“The new-generation hybrid machines will bring a range of benefits for our operations, in particular their ability to help us increase productivity while reducing equipment fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.”
Troy Thompson, Director, Sales and Account Management, Kalmar Americas, stated: “KFTL has shown a clear commitment to continuously enhancing environmental and operational performance at their terminal.
“We are pleased that they have chosen to continue collaborating with Kalmar by expanding their equipment fleet with our eco-efficient hybrid technology, which is helping terminals around the world move towards safer, more eco-efficient and more productive operations.”