Kalmar set to supply four hybrid straddle carriers to GMP Le Havre

Kalmar set to supply four hybrid straddle carriers to GMP Le Havre

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will equip Générale de Manutention Portuaire (GMP) in Le Havre, France, with four more Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers.

The close to €5 million ($5.2 million) order was booked in Cargotec’s 2023 Q3 order intake with the units scheduled to be delivered by the end of Q4 2023.

GMP has used Kalmar straddle carriers since the early 1990s and has already bought 28 hybrid units since 2020.

These carriers intend to assist GMP in decreasing its carbon footprint in accordance with its strategic goals, with the added benefit of reducing noise pollution.

Furthermore, the dock at GMP Le Havre is being enlarged, necessitating the purchase of additional machinery to service its fleet of Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes.

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Louis Jonquière, CEO GMP Le Havre, said: “As long-term partners Kalmar and GMP Le Havre share a commitment to safe and sustainable cargo handling.

“Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers have proven to be the ideal fit for our operations, so it was a relatively straightforward decision to continue on the same path. We are looking forward to welcoming the new additions to our fleet.”

Damien Cols, Director Global Customers Kalmar, stated: “This latest order from GMP Le Havre is another strong signal of the trust that terminal operators have in our proven hybrid solutions to reduce emissions and improve efficiency.

“We are very happy to continue this decades-long partnership with a terminal operator that shares our firm commitment to building a more sustainable future for cargo handling.”

In July, Kalmar announced it will supply a total of 10 new Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers to Patrick Terminals in Melbourne, Australia.

Two months later, Kalmar concluded an agreement with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals (RST) to supply six Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers.

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