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Kalmar to deliver Sweden’s first electric reachstacker to help the Port of Helsingborg reduce its carbon footprint



Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract to supply the Port of Helsingborg with a Kalmar Electric Reachstacker plus an option for two additional electric reachstackers. The order, which includes comprehensive training for maintenance technicians and equipment operators, was booked in Cargotec's Q2 2022 order intake, with delivery scheduled for the end of Q4 2022.

The Port of Helsingborg is one of northern Europe's leading ports handling approximately 275,000 TEU via sea and about 25,000 TEU via rail annually. To address increasing demand for both container volumes and logistics services in southern Sweden, the port will build a new container terminal further south in Helsingborg. The project is due for completion in 2028.

The new Kalmar Electric Reachstacker supplied to the Port of Helsingborg will be the first machine of its kind to be delivered to a customer in Sweden. It will have a wheelbase of 6.5 metres, a stacking capability up to 5 high, a maximum lifting capacity of 45 – 32 – 16 in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rows respectively and a battery capacity of 587 kWh. It will join an equipment fleet that already features three Kalmar Eco Reachstackers. 

Bart Steijaert, CEO, Port of Helsingborg: “We will sustainably develop the new container terminal with automation, electrification, and efficient land use. Investing in the electric reachstackers is an important step in our journey.”

Eric Wass, Sales Representative, Kalmar Sweden: “With the Kalmar Electric Reachstacker terminal operators no longer need to sacrifice performance and productivity in order to reduce their carbon emissions. We are very proud to deliver Sweden’s first ever 100% electric reachstacker and would like to congratulate the Port of Helsingborg on leading the way for the industry in Sweden.”

Further information for the press:

Martin Hall, Country Director, Kalmar Sweden, tel. +46 706 23 20 63,

Maija Eklöf, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar, tel. +358 20 777 4096,

Kalmar offers a wide 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 2021 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,000 people.


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