Kalmar provides reachstackers for new Jebel Ali terminal


Kalmar has received an order to supply two next generation ‘Gloria’ reachstackers to the new container terminal at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali.

Kalmar is scheduled to deliver the new reachstackers to the port’s third container terminal (T3) in June.

The reachstackers will have the capacity to stack 45-tonne containers five high in the first row.

The new ‘Gloria’ model is designed with integration in mind and through the use of CAN bus technology will be interfaced with DP World’s local port automation system.

This will allow for a constant data transfer of key operating parameters including; fuel consumption, oil and water temperature, speed level and operating/idle time. The system will also send signals on the current working boom lift length and angle, together with spreader height.

These new developments will prove beneficial to T3, which opens for business later in the year to be the world’s largest semi-automated facility.

The new terminal will be part of Jebel Ali’s integrated multi-modal hub offering land, sea and air connectivity.

It will be spread over 1,860 meters of quayside and boast a 70-hectare yard providing an annual capacity of approximately four million TEU. This will take the total capacity of Jebel Ali Port to 19 million TEU.

Suresh Ananthanarayan, Kalmar Sales Middle East and Africa said “We are delighted that DP World has selected Kalmar's new generation reachstacker Gloria for their new terminal.”

“As the focus on reducing costs of ownership continues, Kalmar leads the industry through its combination of advanced technology and innovative solutions. Gloria offers unsurpassed performance, and with the CAN bus operational information, our customer now has the critical performance data readily available to help them achieve optimum efficiencies.

“While we continue our commitment towards DP World in its path of continuous growth, we are proud to introduce Gloria in the Middle East, having previously supplied the customer with our DRF model reachstackers. We would like to congratulate them on the inauguration of the construction of T3 which is a considerable achievement.”

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