Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received orders for 10 diesel-electric straddle carriers from DP World for their West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne, Australia. One order for five units was booked in Cargotec's 2015 fourth quarter order intake and the other five units were booked in 2016 first quarter order intake. The machines will be delivered during the third quarter of 2016.
Max Kruse, Chief Operating Officer, DP World Australia, says: "At DP World, we are committed to working towards an ultimate policy of zero harm to people and the environment. Kalmar straddle carriers have been chosen for our existing terminal in Melbourne for their energy efficiency, reliability and operator comfort."
Peter McLean, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand at Kalmar says: "We are excited to receive this order from our long standing customer DP World. We are pleased to offer them a solution that boosts productivity, efficiency and safety through increased operating performance and superior operator ergonomics."
The newly redesigned cabin on these Kalmar straddle carriers features a more spacious interior as well as a new window geometry that reduces night-time reflections and cabin noise.
Source: Cargotec Corporation
Photo: Kalmar will deliver ten diesel-electric straddle carriers to DP World's West Swanson Terminal in Melbourne, Australia. Image courtesy of Port of Melbourne Corporation.