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Kalmar to hit another industry-first landmark with Kalmar FastCharge(TM) technology


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, announced today that it will expand the FastCharge technology into its hybrid straddle and shuttle carrier product portfolio. The new Kalmar FastCharge Hybrid Straddle Carrier will be the first of its kind on the market, and it is especially targeted for existing straddle carrier terminals not able to utilise fully electric powered solution for various reasons.
"By combining FastCharge and hybrid technologies, we are making the electric powered solution accessible for more terminals and therefore helping them to cut down emission levels significantly", says Dr. Tero Kokko, Vice President, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation Solutions at Kalmar. He then continues: "When using hybrid technology, the operating area of the machine can be expanded into terminal locations where electrification is not possible or even feasible. Furthermore, it allows operators to electrify their terminal step-by-step and gradually move into all-electric solution if needed."
Kalmar also announced several further improvements into the shuttle and straddle carrier design. Thanks to these developments, the machines require less maintenance and have improved automation readiness.
Kalmar introduced the industry-first opportunity charging solution the Kalmar FastCharge(TM) in December 2015. The solution is locally emission free, and it is based on the same opportunity charging technology that is used in electric buses with modern Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. Kalmar's Hybrid Straddle and Shuttle Carriers are proven solutions that are helping terminals around the world to reduce their environmental impact, including Virginia International Gateway and DP World London Gateway. 
Read more about the Kalmar FastCharge solution at
Further information for the press:

Tero Kokko, Vice President, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation Solutions, Kalmar, tel. +358 40 542 7427
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096,
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.
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2015 totalled approximately EUR 3.7 billion and it employs almost 11,000 people. 


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