Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers to boost eco-efficiency at DP World Southampton
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, PRESS RELEASE, 26 SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 13.00 (EEST)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with DP World Southampton to supply 12 hybrid straddle carriers for use at their container terminal. The Southampton agreement also includes maintenance and operator training as well as six months of on-site maintenance support. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2018 third quarter order intake, and delivery is scheduled for Q2 of 2019.
DP World Southampton is the UK port of choice for many global leaders in the container shipping industry. Thanks to its strategic location on the UK's south coast it is an ideal first or last port of call for container ships serving the Northern Europe-Far East trade routes.
One of the objectives of DP World's global "Our World, Our Future" sustainability programme is a commitment to protecting the environment through responsible use of natural resources and preventing pollution. The new Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers will help contribute to meeting this goal. Hybrid technology can significantly reduce both the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of a terminal's straddle carrier operations compared to using traditional diesel-powered machines. Hybrid machines also generate much less noise than their diesel counterparts.
The 12-machine order from DP World Southampton comprises three units with three-high stacking and a 50-ton twin-lift capacity and nine with four-high stacking and a 40-ton single-lift capacity. All 12 next-generation machines feature new robust mobile drives, a completely redesigned electrical system for the upper frame and spreader and a more spacious electric cabinet layout, as well as LED working lights as standard.
Nick Loader, UK Chief Operating Officer, DP World: "With this significant investment package on these new hybrid straddles we have achieved a significant milestone in investing in our environment and our future. We believe that working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential to building a strong business for our customers, our people and the community in which we operate."
Mikko Mononen, Vice President, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar: "We have been delighted to be able to support DP World at many of their terminals around the world. Our hybrid straddle carriers will help DP World Southampton achieve its environmental goals while boosting the efficiency of container moves at the same time. They are also an ideal stepping stone to fully electrically powered straddle operations, which are already being trialled at DP World London Gateway with our Kalmar FastCharge(TM) shuttle carrier solution."
Further information for the press:
Mikko Mononen, Vice President, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar, tel. +358 40 536 0596, email@example.com
Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and 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 (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2017 totalled approximately EUR 3.2 billion and it employs over 11,000 people. www.cargotec.com