Kalmar receives repeat order from French container terminal operator

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Kalmar has received an order from Terminaux de Normandie to supply 12 diesel-electric straddle carriers for use at the Port of Le Havre.

The machines will be deployed at both Terminal Normandie MSC and Terminal Porte Océane.

The order is expected to be completed during Q4 2022, after it was made in Q1 2022.  

Terminaux de Normandie previously took delivery of a similar batch of vehicles in Q3 2021.

The Kalmar Straddle Carriers will have a four-high stacking capacity and will be able to lift up to 50 tons. Powered by a highly efficient diesel-electric power unit, the machines feature excellent maneuverability, quiet operation, and easy maintenance, as well as a spacious ergonomic cabin.

“As France’s leading container terminal operator, we are committed to providing our customers with innovative and high-quality services. Kalmar’s solutions fit perfectly with our ambitions,” said Arnaud Roques, Managing Director of Terminaux de Normandie.

“We are confident that the new straddle carriers will deliver high performance and reliability combined with low operating and maintenance costs. We would like to thank the whole team involved in this project as we just received delivery of the first batch of 12 new units, this as a first step of our new partnership.” 

Mikko Mononen, Vice President of Sales & EMEIA at Kalmar, added: “We are honoured to continue our collaboration with Terminaux de Normandie and look forward to the fruitful collaboration with them. This repeat order demonstrates the strength of our proven straddle carrier technology and our ability to tailor our solutions to meet customers’ operational needs.”

Terminal Porte Océane first opened in 2007 and features Le Havre’s largest STS cranes, making it capable of handling the largest container vessels. The terminal has an annual capacity of 550,000 TEU.

Terminal Normandie MSC boasts an annual capacity of 1 million TEU, a quay length of 1400 metres, and a draught of 16 metres.

Both of these facilities are part of the Terminal Investment Limited portfolio and act as MSC’s and 2M’s principal French gateway terminals with barge and rail intermodal connectivity to the European market.

Kalmar has also recently concluded an agreement with Uwe Kleinwort GmbH to supply five Gloria reachstackers with a lifting capacity of 45 tons.

The order was previously booked in Cargotec’s Q1 2022 order intake and delivery is scheduled for Q4 of 2022.

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