Kalmar efficiency for Fijian terminal

Increased efficiency: The new fleet will join six Kalmar terminal tractors already servicing the Port of Suva
Increased efficiency: The new fleet will join six Kalmar terminal tractors already servicing the Port of Suva
Increased efficiency: The new fleet will join six Kalmar terminal tractors already servicing the Port of Suva

Kalmar is to deliver three Kalmar reachstackers and one empty container handler to increase productivity and improve efficiency at Fiji’s largest port.

The new fleet will join six Kalmar terminal tractors already servicing the Port of Suva, operated by Fiji Ports Terminal Limited, which handles container and general cargo, and has over 6,000 square meters of storage area.

"This new machinery will increase safety and productivity, while improving operational efficiency at Fiji's largest port,” said Hasthika Dela, CEO at Fiji Ports Terminal Limited.

“The option to fit all machines with SmartFleet to monitor fuel consumption and less environmental impact was one of the attractions of buying Kalmar in an effort to initiate the Green Port programme, and to meet the organisation's environmental management obligations."

Michael Wahab, director mobile equipment at Kalmar Australia, added that Fiji Ports Terminal Limited's order is a huge vote of confidence in Kalmar's service capabilities in the Pacific Islands.

“Through our strong partnership with KP Industrial and strategically defined location to house our spare parts with our customers, such as Fiji Ports Terminal Limited, customers are guaranteed to experience an integrated one stop, total solution,” he said.

The Kalmar DRF400-450 reachstacker is tailor made for industrial handling with the freedom allowed by the lifting equipment and boom, making it easier for the driver to improve the work efficiency of the unit.

Cummins engines will power all machines which will also feature the Kalmar SmartFleet system which enables performance-boosting remote monitoring and reporting.

Delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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