Kalmar to deliver Gloria reachstackers and straddle carriers to Tropical Shipping


Kalmar will supply American cargo and logistics operator Tropical Shipping with two Kalmar Gloria reachstackers and three Kalmar diesel-electric straddle carriers.

Delivery of all units is scheduled to be completed in Q4 2021.

The new reachstackers will be operated at the company’s terminals in St. Thomas and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands and in the Bahamas, while the straddle carriers will be operated at the Tropical Shipping terminals located in the Port of Palm Beach, Florida as well as in St. Thomas.

Tropical Shipping, which utilises a large fleet of Kalmar equipment, provides facilities in selected seaside ports from Canada to South Florida, for customers’ needs in freight shipping from the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Tim DiPietropolo, Vice President Operations, NVOCC & Global Logistics, Tropical Shipping, “Our relationship with Kalmar has been excellent from the start and we value their equipment completely for its high quality, excellent performance and trustworthy reliability.”

The Kalmar Gloria Reachstacker features a number of improvements such as a panoramic view, intuitive interfaces, proactive monitoring and a comfortable seat designed to increase operator efficiency and ensure easy and cost-effective maintenance.

The Kalmar Straddle Carrier is powered by a diesel-electric driveline and offers high performance, fuel efficiency and low noise as well as complying with the latest exhaust emission regulations.

“The new diesel-electric straddle carriers will play an important role in helping us reduce both fuel costs and emissions while the Kalmar reachstackers will help us improve our operator efficiency and ergonomics,” DiPietropolo added.

Troy Thompson, Vice President, Sales, Kalmar Automation Solutions, Americas, added, “We are extremely pleased to continue our close cooperation with Tropical Shipping, who rely exclusively on Kalmar equipment to keep their daily operations running smoothly, safely and efficiently.

“We are looking forward to continuing to support them with their fleet renewal programme in the future and further developing our valuable partnership.”

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