2021 March 10 15:04
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply a total of twelve new Kalmar AutoStrad™ units to Patrick Terminals. The order for the fully automated straddle carriers was booked in Cargotec's 2021 Q1 order intake, with delivery of the machines scheduled to be completed during Q2 of 2022, according to the company's release.
Patrick Terminals is Australia's leading container terminal operator, handling over three million TEUs annually. The company operates some of Australia's most technologically advanced terminals at four strategically located ports: Brisbane AutoStrad Terminal, Sydney AutoStrad Terminal, Melbourne Terminal and Fremantle Terminal in Western Australia. In November 2019 Patrick Terminals signed a comprehensive software maintenance and support agreement with Kalmar covering the equipment automation systems at Brisbane and Sydney.
Of the twelve new 8th generation Kalmar AutoStrads, five will operate at Brisbane and seven at Sydney. The machines are part of Patrick Terminals' ongoing fleet renewal programme and will join the existing fleet of over 130 Kalmar straddle carriers, replacing some of the older-generation Kalmar AutoStrads in the fleet. Patrick Terminals ordered the previous set of Kalmar AutoStrads in June last year, and the machines were delivered during the first quarter of 2021.
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.