Kalmar further extends cooperation with Maher Terminals with new straddle carrier order
CARGOTEC CORPORATION, TRADE PRESS RELEASE, 31 DECEMBER 2018 AT 10 (EET)
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to deliver a further order of straddle carriers to Maher Terminals LLC for use at their marine container terminal located in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The order of 26 straddle carriers was booked in Cargotec's 2018 second quarter order intake, and delivery is scheduled to take place during Q1 of 2019.
Maher Terminals is one of the largest privately held, multi-user container terminal operators in the world. The company has developed North America's largest marine container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The terminal covers a total area of approximately 500 acres (200 hectares) and has an estimated capacity of 2 million TEU. The new Kalmar Diesel-electric Straddle Carriers form part of Maher's comprehensive fleet renewal programme. The majority of the company's existing straddle carrier fleet is composed of Kalmar machines, which operate alongside a variety of other Kalmar equipment including reachstackers.
Kalmar Straddle Carriers are trusted by terminal operators around the world for their ability to enable faster ship-to-shore crane operations and more efficient landside operations. Driven by a highly efficient diesel-electric power unit, they offer excellent maneuverability, quiet operation, and easy maintenance. The spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface provide operators with the best possible driving experience.
The machines delivered to Maher Terminals will have a 50-ton twin-lift capacity and feature a variety of customer-specific customizations that have been jointly developed as part of Kalmar's decades-long cooperation with Maher. The 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.
Troy Thompson, Vice President, Sales, Kalmar Americas: "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."
Further information for the press:
Troy Thompson, Vice President, Sales, Kalmar Americas, tel. +19199491192
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