Kalmar, a lifting solutions provider and part of Cargotec Corporation, has agreed a deal with Canadian operator Global Container Terminals (GCT) to supply ten new machines.
The order is expected to be delivered in Q3 and Q4 of 2018, and comprises of three heavy-duty loaded container handlers, four empty container handlers, and three reachstackers.
GCT, which operates four terminals on the east and west coasts of North America, will use the new equipment to form the backbone of its fleet renewal programme, supporting growth at GCT Deltaport and GCT Vanterm.
All the new machines supplied to GCT Canada will feature Volvo engines that comply with the latest emissions requirements, in line with the company's Global Commitment to ensure sustainable operations at all its terminals.
Dale Shimell, Director of Maintenance and Engineering at GCT Canada, said: “Sustainability is one of our core values, and it is embedded in the way in which we do business.
Our operations continue to innovate through densifying on our existing footprints, improving our energy efficiency, and decreasing overall emissions through such fleet renewals.
Timo Lehto and Heimo Poutanen, of Kalmar, discuss terminal automation in a recent Port Technology technical paper
“We chose Kalmar equipment based on lower fuel consumption and emissions, build quality and reliability, the improved comfort that the ergonomic operator cabins provide, as well as their strong local customer support.”
Vincent Hruska, Sales Manager of Kalmar USA, also commented: “The latest order from GCT Canada has now strengthened our partnership with them and underlines the faith they have in our mobile equipment solutions.”