Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has secured an order to supply service provider Access World with four Kalmar Eco Reachstackers and two Kalmar Essential empty container handlers.
The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 2023 order intake and the machines are scheduled for delivery during Q4 2023.
Access World is a service provider for major commodity markets including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, forestry and agricultural products, project cargo, and chemical polymers.
The company operates a global network of port and warehouse facilities in strategic locations, serving customers including producers, traders, financiers and consumers.
The reachstackers and empty container handlers will join the fleet at Access World’s new Durban port in South Africa to increase cargo-handling volumes while lowering the company’s carbon impact.
The Kalmar Eco Reachstacker reportedly uses a much smaller engine than traditional solutions, reducing fuel consumption and emissions without compromising productivity.
The Kalmar Essential empty container handler features an easy-maintenance electrical system, common driver interface, and high-quality components, according to the manufacturing company.
The order also includes Kalmar Insight – a performance management tool that turns data into actionable, impactful insights – and a Kalmar Complete Care service agreement covering all six machines.
Peter Hendriks, Regional Manager, Access World, said: “As we seek to address growing cargo-handling volumes, we are conscious of the fact that we must focus on reducing our carbon footprint at the same time.”
Hendriks added that Kalmar’s innovative, eco-efficient equipment solutions will help Access World reduce carbon footprint and ensure the best possible start for its new Durban terminal.
Byron Meugens, Sales Head, Southern Africa, Kalmar stated: “The Kalmar Eco reachstackers and Essential empty container handlers will allow Access World to cut both fuel consumption and emissions without compromising productivity.
“Access World recognises Kalmar’s commitment to innovation and the pursuit of sustainable container handling, and we are very pleased to continue our partnership.”