Kalmar receives large order for 23 straddle carriers from Transnet in South Africa
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a large order to supply 23 diesel-electric straddle carriers to Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Durban Pier 2, a dedicated straddle carrier operation in South Africa currently handling a throughput of 2.6 million TEU. The contract also includes a delivery of a straddle carrier simulator, which will be used for training purposes at the site. The order was booked in Cargotec's 2016 third quarter order intake with deliveries scheduled to be completed in 2017.
Kalmar ESC 440 straddle carriers combine high performance and productivity with low maintenance and operating costs. Designed with operators in mind, they deliver strong environmental benefits. The machines are equipped with the latest power line featuring low fuel consumption and improved serviceability, and reducing the total life cycle costs. TPT opted for Kalmar's diesel-electric straddle carriers, which feature a single lift system and lifting capabilities of 40 tons.
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. Cargotec's sales in 2015 totalled over EUR 3.7 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.