Kalmar to Boost New York Terminal


Kalmar, a provider of lifting solutions, has agreed to deliver an order of 26 straddle carriers to Maher Terminals LLC, for use at its container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.

According to a statement, Maher Terminals is one of the largest privately held, multi-user container terminal operators in the world, while its marine container terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey is the largest in North America.

The 200-hectare facility, which has an estimated capacity of 2 million TEU, will implement Kalmar’s diesel-electric straddle carriers as part of a “comprehensive” fleet renewal programme.

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The majority of the company's existing straddle carrier fleet is composed of Kalmar machines, which operate alongside reachstackers and a variety of Kalmar equipment.

Kalmar straddle carriers are designed to enable faster ship-to-shore crane operations and more efficient landside operations, as well as offering manoeuvrability, less noise pollution, and easier maintenance.

The machines ordered by Maher, which also feature robust mobile drives and a redesigned electrical system for the upper frame and spreader, will have a 50-ton twin-lift capacity.


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Troy Thompson, Vice President of Sales at Kalmar Americas, commented: “Our partnership with Maher Terminals has gone from strength to strength, and Kalmar equipment now comprises the backbone of their equipment fleet.

“The repeat orders placed by Maher Terminals demonstrate the high level of confidence they have in the quality and reliability of our straddle carrier offering as well as our parts and service support that helps ensure everything runs smoothly and on schedule.”

The order of 26 straddle carriers was booked in the Q2 2018, and delivery is scheduled to take place during the first quarter of 2019.

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