Kalmar, a part of Cargotec, is to deliver nine diesel-electric straddle carriers to Eurogate, which is Europe's leading shipping line-independent container terminal operator, for use in its Hamburg Container Terminal.
The order was booked in Cargotec's 2016 first quarter order intake, with delivery taking place during quarter four in 2016.
Peter Zielinski, Managing Director of the Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg, said: “Protecting the environment is a high priority at Eurogate, and investing in Kalmar diesel-electric straddle carriers contributes to our goal of continuously reducing the company's ecological footprint by cutting fuel usage and exhaust emissions.”
Mikko Mononen, Director of Sales and Project Management and Intelligent Horizontal Transportation Solutions at Kalmar, said: “As a long-standing customer, we highly value the relationship with Eurogate and it is a privilege to be involved in their development activities.”
Kalmar is due to attend PTI's upcoming Terminal Automation & Training Conference, with two Kalmar executives attending as guest speakers.
The first to be announced was Ismo Matinlauri, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Automation and Projects at Kalmar, who will be giving a presentation on building up terminal performance.
PTI will announce the second Kalmar guest speaker shortly.
Fact File: Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution.