Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers for Med Europe Terminal


The new hybrid straddle carriers are part of a fleet renewal programme aimed at improving the Med Europe Terminal’s environmental performance.

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement with Med Europe Terminal, located in the Port of Marseille, to supply six Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers. The large order was booked in Cargotec’s Q1 2024 order intake, and the machines are scheduled to be delivered during Q4 of 2024.

The terminal already operates a fleet of Kalmar straddle carriers (15 diesel units, and 2 diesel-electric units).

The new hybrid straddle carriers are part of a fleet renewal programme aimed at improving the terminal’s environmental performance.

Sylvain Pelligrini, Technical, Procurement, IT & Claims Director, Med Europe Terminal said: “We are constantly striving to improve our environmental performance, and Kalmar’s proven hybrid solution will help us take big steps forward in this area. We are looking forward to welcoming the new hybrid straddle carriers to our fleet at the end of the year and to continuing our long-standing partnership with Kalmar.”

Herve Helluin, Service Operations Manager, Kalmar added: “We are delighted to support Med Europe Terminal as they move towards more eco-efficient operations. Our proven hybrid solution, which can cut fuel consumption by up to 40% compared to equivalent diesel-powered machines, continues to be an extremely popular choice among leading terminal operators around the world.”

Recent orders

World Cargo News in January 2024 reported that Terminal Cuenca del Plata SA (TCP), which is the main container handling facility in the port of Montevideo, Uruguay, is buying 20 hybrid straddle carriers from Kalmar. The new machines were scheduled for delivery during Q3 2024.

In February 2024, Kalmar received an order for three hybrid straddle carriers from CMA Terminals for its SAMR container handling facility on Réunion Island.

Also in February this year, Kalmar announced that it will supply Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam with two fully electric and eight hybrid straddle carriers. The machines will be used in the company’s ECT Delta terminal and be delivered by the end of this year.

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