Kalmar in World-First Reach Stacker Plan

 03 Feb 2016    Container Handling, Going Places, Ports

Kalmar and its New Zealand dealership AB Equipment have received an order from forestry handling logistics company Quality Marshalling for two Kalmar Gloria reach stackers, which are equipped with a new ‘K-Motion’ drive line system that was first introduced to the Asian market on January 19, 2016.

The K-Motion reach stackers will be the first of their kind in the Asia-Pacific region.

Shayne Jenkins, General Manager at Quality Marshalling, said: "We are looking for machinery with increased reliability and cost efficiency.

“It is important to quality marshalling that our machines are specified to our work sites and meet[s] the operational requirements in order to achieve efficiencies in rail and truck turnaround.

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“We have chosen the Kalmar Gloria reach stackers particularly for the K-Motion transmission technology that promises significant cost savings while also minimising idle time; in addition we recognise the new ergonomic cab will also enhance our operator's performance."

Shayne Jenkins concluded: "The Kalmar machines are used as front line machines for loading and unloading freight trains at both the Port of Tauranga and Timaru terminals around the clock. The Kalmar machines at the Timaru site are also utilised to move containers to and from the vessels when in port."

Fact File: Quality Marshalling is a subsidiary of the Port of Tauranga and provides 24/7 services to the container handling industry. Quality Marshalling's container operations are currently handling 330,000 TEU annually

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