Kalmar's hybrid straddle carriers to support DP World Antwerp Gateway
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced an order for eight Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers from DP World, a leading global operator of marine and inland terminals. The machines will operate at the company's Antwerp Gateway terminal in Belgium. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2017 first quarter order intake, with delivery scheduled for quarter three, 2017, the company said in its press release.
DP World is committed to minimising impacts of its business to the environment. One of the objectives of the companies' "Our World, Our Future" programme is to better manage natural resources and emissions. 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 percent and the annual CO2 emissions by over 50 tons per unit compared to traditional machines. In addition the hybrid start/stop function will provide lowest noise emissions in the market.
The maintenance-free regenerative energy system of the Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers converts braking and spreader-lowering energy into electrical power and stores it in a state-of-the-art on-board battery system. The straddle carriers feature industry leading stability, safety, and manoeuvrability features such as active stability control as a standard, enhancing the performance of the operations.
Kalmar and DP World have a long and distinguished relationship, with the Antwerp Gateway container terminal already operating six Kalmar STS cranes and 18 Kalmar straddle carriers.
Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Kalmar is part of Cargotec.