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Caribbean STS order for Kalmar
Port of Guadeloupe orders two Kalmar ship-to-shore container cranes

Kalmar has received an order for two post-Panamax ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes from Port Autonome de la Guadeloupe (PAG) at Pointe-á-Pitre. With an outreach of 43 metres, these heavy-duty cranes will be capable of handling
16-wide containerships.

The cranes are destined for Terminal de Jarry, which has a total quay length of 600 metres on which three ship-to-shore cranes are already in use.

Kees Derks, Sales Manager, Kalmar Ship-to-Shore Cranes, comments on the recent order:

“Kalmar has previously supplied various container handling equipment such as reachstackers, terminal tractors and forklifts to the Port of Guadeloupe. We are delighted that PAG has also decided to purchase ship-to-shore cranes from Kalmar.

“It is worth mentioning that the cranes will be supplied with Bromma separating twin-lift spreaders, thus boosting the terminal capacity, as well as being designed to withstand hurricane wind speeds of 280 km/hour.

“Kalmar cranes have proven to be reliable, low-maintenance workhorses. Their exceptional quality and efficiency, combined with Kalmar reputation for delivering quickly and within agreed time frames, has led to significant growth in the STS segment.

The design of the cranes will be identical to those delivered recently to P&O Ports Antwerp, combining lightweight structure with high lifting capacity and featuring a small wind surface in order to minimise wheel loadings.

The main parameters of the two ship-to-shore cranes are:

Safe working load on the ropes / under spreader78/60 tonnes
Outreach43 metres
Railspan 15 metres
Backreach 25 metres
Hoisting height 33 metres
Hoisting depth 15 metres
Hoisting speed rated load / empty spreader60/120 metres / minute
Trolley travelling speed 180 metres / minute
Gantry travelling speed 45 metres / minute

Notes to editors:

Press information can be found on Kalmar website Simply click on News Room to be taken to a list of recent press releases or on Press Pictures to be taken to the Kalmar photo gallery.

The captions for the images read:

“An artist 3D impression of the two Kalmar ship-to-shore cranes ordered by Port Autonome de la Guadeloupe.

“An artist 3D impression of a Kalmar ship-to-shore crane for Port Autonome de la Guadeloupe.

“Celebrating the award of the contract for two new Kalmar STS cranes are
(pictured from left to right): Michel Geernaert, Commercial Director, Kalmar France; Christian Broutin, Directeur Générale, Port Autonome de la Guadeloupe; Hugues Haral, Manager, Maintenance Department, Port Autonome de la Guadeloupe; Rene Kleiss, Vice President, Ship-to-Shore Cranes, Kalmar Industries; Kees Derks, Sales Manager, Kalmar Industries.

Kalmar is a global provider of heavy duty materials handling equipment and services to ports, intermodal traffic, terminals and demanding industrial customers. Kalmar focuses on supplying handling solutions that enable customers to operate with a high level of efficiency and reliability. Every fourth container or trailer transfer at terminals around the world is handled by a Kalmar machine.

Kalmar provides a large range of value added services such as maintenance contracts and fleet management. Manufacturing plants are situated in Sweden (as is the head office), Finland, the Netherlands, Estonia, Malaysia, China and the USA.

For further information:

Kees Derks, Sales Manager STS
Kalmar Industries
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Tel: +31-102946666

Aija Kalander, Communications Manager
Kalmar Industries
Tel: +35 832 658 625


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