Kalmar's electric straddle carriers support capacity expansion at MPET, Port of Antwerp
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is pleased to continue its long-standing relationship with MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) with a repeat order for nine electric straddle carriers. The order was booked in Cargotec's Q1 2017 intake, with delivery scheduled for Q3 2017.
MPET is a joint venture between TIL Group and PSA, the second largest container operator in the world. Located in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium, the straddle carrier terminal handles more than 12,000 containers per day. The terminal is currently undergoing expansion in order to increase its handling capacity, and the new Kalmar electric straddle carriers are part of this project. The nine new machines will join nine similar units delivered during 2016. Additionally, MPET has 21 Kalmar ship-to-shore cranes of which six were heightened by Kalmar in 2013.
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 2016 totalled approximately EUR 3.5 billion and it employs over 11,000 people.