17 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated straddle carriers ordered for TraPac’s new fully-automated terminal
TraPac has ordered 17 automated stacking cranes and 11 automated straddle carriers from Kalmar for use at its fully-automated terminal in the Port of Los Angeles.
The equipment is scheduled for delivery in 2015 and early 2016. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.
This contract follows an order for ten automated stacking cranes and 17 automated straddle carriers received by Kalmar, part of Finnish-based Cargotec, in October 2011.
“The integration of the terminal systems is vital to us and working with a single integrator such as Kalmar is critical to ensuring accurate, reliable and timely project realisation and operations,” commented Scott Axelson, vice president of planning & development at TraPac.
“We are confident with Kalmar's experience with both automated stacking cranes and automated horizontal transport.”
The terminal is expected to be partly opened for commercial operations in the second quarter of 2014.