Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for three Kalmar Eco Reachstackers from Yantai Port, China – the first ever to be delivered in the North China region.
The contract was concluded through Kalmar’s local dealer Yantai Haotong Machinery Equipment Co. Ltd and includes comprehensive training for maintenance technicians and equipment operators.
The order was booked in Cargotec’s Q2 2022 order intake with delivery scheduled for July 2022.
Yantai Port, located in the north of Shandong Peninsula, is an essential node of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. Its main business includes passenger Ro-Ro logistics, container and pipeline transportation, liquefied petroleum products and bulk cargo.
The existing fleet of Yantai Port consists of Kalmar products only, including reachstackers, empty container handlers, forklift trucks and top loaders.
Kalmar has noted that the new units at Yantai Port will be fitted with the necessary hardware to enable connection to the Kalmar Insight performance management tool, providing access to real-time data such as running hours, fuel consumption, idle time, production time, distance travelled and other key operational indicators.
The new machines are set to improve port operations and efficiency.
“Kalmar products are renowned for reliability, quality, safety and as well as for excellent operational performance,” said Wei Jianlu, General Manager, Yantai Haotong Machinery Equipment Co.,Ltd.
“For more than 20 years, Yantai Port has been using Kalmar products. We are honoured to provide long-term service for our customers in Yantai Port and look forward to the excellent performance of the new Eco Reachstackers.”
“We are very grateful for Yantai Port’s continuous trust in Kalmar,” added Alex Tang, Interim Vice President, Kalmar Greater China.
“The Kalmar Eco Reachstackers reduce fuel consumption and emissions while maintaining productivity. Furthermore, the machines will provide an enhanced driving experience with smoother acceleration, lower cab noise and better visibility.
“In the future, we will continue to contribute to the development of Yantai Port with our flexible and quality solutions, hence helping Yantai Port’s business continue to grow.”
Most recently, Kalmar concluded an order to supply 12 diesel-electric straddle carriers to Forth Ports Limited.
Seven of the machines will be operated at the London Container Terminal (Tilbury) and the remaining five at Forth Ports Grangemouth.