Electric straddle carrier order

Green and clean: The straddle carriers comply with the latest exhaust emission regulations Green and clean: The straddle carriers comply with the latest exhaust emission regulations

Kalmar's electric straddle carriers are helping to support capacity expansion at the MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) at the Port of Antwerp, with nine more being put on order.

The straddle carrier terminal currently handles more than 12,000 containers per day and the nine new machines will join nine similar units delivered during 2016.

 Dirk Oellibrandt, general manager, MPET, said: "We value our relationship with Kalmar highly because of the excellent spare parts availability, equipment reliability and high-quality local maintenance services.”

“As a straddle carrier terminal, we rely on Kalmar equipment to perform horizontal transportation, stacking and truck loading operations. These new machines will play a critical role in supporting our project to expand the terminal's capacity."

Tero Kokko, senior vice president, Automation and Projects, Kalmar, added: "We are happy to continue helping MPET to boost their capacity at the Port of Antwerp.”

“Kalmar electric straddle carriers are trusted by terminal operators the world over for their ability to boost the efficiency of operations as well as their excellent fuel efficiency and low noise.”

In addition to the fuel efficiency and noise benefits, the Kalmar electric straddle carriers feature a spacious, ergonomic cabin and intuitive user interface. They comply with the latest exhaust emission regulations and can be fully automated.

Delivery is scheduled for the last quarter of 2017.

The terminal is no stranger to Kalmar equipment, it's already equipped with 21 Kalmar ship-to-shore cranes, six of which were heightened by Kalmar in 2013.

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