HHLA has ordered ten new Kalmar straddles for Container Terminal Burchardkai, including one hybrid machine.
Announcing the order Kalmar stressed its ongoing partnership with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA). The ten new machines will bring the total number of Kalmar straddle carriers ordered by HHLA in the last two years to 30. The new order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 third quarter order intake, with delivery scheduled to take place in Q1 2019.
HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) is the largest container terminal in the Port of Hamburg, with an annual capacity of 3M TEU. CTB is still unique in operating an automatic stacking crane (ASC) concept featuring three cranes per block, with one larger crane that can pass over two smaller units. The new straddle carriers will be used to transport containers from the port’s ship-to-shore cranes to the ASCs.
“The new order from HHLA comprises nine Kalmar straddle carriers with diesel-electric powertrains and one Kalmar hybrid straddle carrier, which features a maintenance-free regenerative energy system. All ten next-generation machines will feature new robust mobile drives, a completely redesigned electrical system for the upper frame and spreader, a more spacious electric cabinet layout and LED working lights as standard. The complete electrical and technical redesign brings a huge variety of benefits for terminals using straddle carriers for container handling, with increased reliability and productivity being the most significant,” Kalmar noted.
Jens Hansen, Executive Board of HHLA said: "Our partnership with Kalmar goes from strength to strength, and these new machines will be vital in terms of helping us to continue to reduce operating costs and cut noise and emissions. We particularly appreciate the long-term reliability and proven performance of Kalmar equipment, as well as the local support services that help keep it working at its very best, so naturally we turned to Kalmar when it came to this latest expansion of our horizontal transport fleet."
Mikko Mononen, Vice President, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation Solutions, Kalmar: "We are proud to be able to continue to support HHLA in achieving its business goals with this new order. With terminals facing increasing pressure to cut noise and emissions while continuously improving productivity, our next-generation machines offer an ideal solution."