Kalmar straddle carriers boost productivity at Port of Tacoma, Washington
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 16 OCTOBER 2013 AT 12:00 NOON (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order to supply five Kalmar Classic straddle carriers to the Port of Tacoma, Washington, USA. The order was signed in August 2013 and the units are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter 2014.The Port of Tacoma has become one of the largest container ports in North America, handling 1.7 million containers in 2012
The five new Kalmar machines will add to the port's current fleet of 27 straddle carriers, all of which are Kalmar Classic models, the world's most popular straddle carrier. Providing additional capacity at this rapidly expanding terminal, the port's chosen model of the Classic is capable of lifting single containers and stacking one-over-two with loads of up to 40 tonnes.
The powerful workhorse has the Kalmar Smoothlift(TM) hoist system which combines powerful performance with unrivalled reliability. The Kalmar Classic straddle carrier also features Kalmar's proven 7th generation technology, consisting of an enhanced CAN-bus PLC diagnostics system, fly-by-wire controls and directly PLC controlled engines, plus a hydrodynamic drive system.
Kalmar has been supplying straddle carriers to the Port of Tacoma since 1986 and has built a very close working relationship with the port. This relationship has led to Kalmar and the port developing the world's first on-dock rail operation using only straddle carriers.
Further information for the press:
Rick Pope, Manager, Port Crane Sales North America, Kalmar, tel. +1 856-803-4755
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's sales totalled EUR 3.3 billion in 2012 and it employs approximately 10,000 people. Cargotec's class B shares are quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki under symbol CGCBV. www.cargotec.com