DP World invests in greener future

28 Feb 2017

DP World has ordered eight Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers for the company’s Antwerp Gateway terminal in Belgium.

The order is part of DP World’s plan to minimise the impact of its business on the environment. One of the objectives of the company’s ‘Our World, Our Future’ programme is to better manage natural resources and emissions.

Added to this, the hybrid start/stop function will provide the lowest noise emissions in the market.

Jef Lambregts, technical manager at DP World Antwerp Gateway, said: "Kalmar's hybrid straddle carriers offer significant reductions in fuel consumption and emissions, meaning they perfectly complement our environmental goals.

“These new machines will help us take a big step forward in terms of minimising the terminal's environmental impact and improving the energy efficiency of our operations."

The new Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers will be a significant factor in meeting this goal. With hybrid technology, the fuel consumption of the straddle carrier can decrease up to 40% and the annual CO2 emissions by more than 50 tonnes per unit compared to traditional machines.

Tero Kokko, senior vice president of automation and projects at Kalmar, added: "We are delighted that DP World once again chose our solution to their Antwerp Gateway terminal. Our hybrid straddle carriers can help the customer reach their ambitious environmental goals and at the same time boost efficiency of container moves at the terminal."

The delivery is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017.

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