Kalmar has signed a contract to supply DP World Southampton 12 hybrid straddle carriers that aim to significantly reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

The order comprises of three units with three-high stacking and a 50-tonne twin-lift capacity and nine with four-high stacking and a 40-tonne single-lift capacity.

The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 third-quarter order intake and delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.

All 12 machines will feature new mobile drives, a redesigned electrical system for the upper frame and spreader and a more spacious electric cabinet layout, as well as LED working lights as standard.

The straddle carriers will help contribute toward DP World’s “Our World, Our Future” sustainability programme, which is committed to protecting the environment through responsible use of natural resources and preventing pollution.

Nick Loader, UK chief operating officer at DP World, said: “With this significant investment package on these new hybrid straddles we have achieved a significant milestone in investing in our environment and our future.

“We believe that working in a sustainable and responsible way is essential to building a strong business for our customers, our people and the community in which we operate.”

Mikko Mononen, vice president of intelligent horizontal transportation at Kalmar, added: “Our hybrid straddle carriers will help DP World Southampton achieve its environmental goals while boosting the efficiency of container moves at the same time.”


Source: Container-mag