Kalmar to deliver first electric mobile equipment fleet in Oceania

Kalmar receive order for first electric mobile equipment fleet in Oceania

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has agreed to supply Australian operator Intermodal Terminal Company (ITC) with six Kalmar Electric Reachstackers and two Kalmar Electric Empty Container Handlers.

The equipment will be deployed at ITC’s Somerton Intermodal Terminal, a multipurpose terminal currently under construction in Melbourne, Victoria.

The order, which also includes a Kalmar Complete Care service agreement, was booked in Cargotec’s Q3 2023 order intake. Delivery is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of 2025.

ITC is wholly owned and backed by Aware Super, one of Australia’s leading superannuation funds. Once completed, the Somerton Intermodal Terminal (SIT) will be the largest intermodal terminal ever built in Australia, with a future capacity to process up to one million-plus TEU each year.

ITC estimates the future SIT will help remove the equivalent of 500,000 truck trips each year off already heavily congested Melbourne streets, roads, and motorways, which would help reduce emissions in the national supply chain to the tune of 189,000 tonnes each year.

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Kalmar reachstackers and empty container handlers will be powered by lithium-ion battery technology. As part of the Kalmar Complete Care agreement, a Kalmar maintenance team and parts inventory will be located at the terminal to enable 24/7 support for the equipment.

Leigh Cook, Chief Development Officer, ITC said: “ITC is fully committed to helping to reduce transport and operating emissions in state and national supply chains.

“With Kalmar’s delivery of a fully-electric fleet of container handling equipment and on-site support, we’re not merely reducing emissions; we’re laying the groundwork for a cleaner, greener, and more efficient tomorrow.”

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Shane Brook, National Key Account Manager, Oceania, Kalmar, added: “We are pleased to partner with ITC and deliver the first electric mobile equipment fleet in Oceania for their new terminal.

“With our world-leading electric portfolio and our on-site maintenance, we can both deliver superior productivity and a significant reduction in emissions, helping ITC on its journey to net zero emissions.” 

Earlier this year, Kalmar concluded an agreement with Terminal Cuenca del Plata S.A. (TCP) to supply 20 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers for deployment at the terminal in the Port of Montevideo, Uruguay.

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