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Kalmar to supply 63 hybrid straddle carriers to European terminal operators


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to supply DP World with a total of 63 hybrid straddle carriers for use at four of its European container terminals.
The deals comprise 12 units for GMP in Le Havre and 20 units to Eurofos in Marseille in France, 19 units to Antwerp Gateway in Belgium and 12 units to DP World Southampton in the UK that are expected to be delivered by the end of this year.
Kalmar and DP World said in a release that they "share a vision of a more eco-efficient and sustainable future for the cargo-handling industry, and Kalmar's equipment enables successful daily operations of several DP World terminals around the world."
GMP in the port of Le Havre has been using Kalmar straddle carriers since the early 1990s. They received a delivery of 12 electric straddle carriers earlier this year. Eurofos operates the Mediterranean terminal at Fos-sur-Mer with a fleet of Kalmar straddle carriers. The company delivered a total of 27 electric straddle carriers to Eurofos in 2014 and 2017.
Antwerp Gateway container terminal in Belgium currently operates with six STS cranes and a fleet of Kalmar straddle carriers including 23 hybrid straddle carriers delivered in 2017 and 2018. DP World Southampton has relied on these straddle carriers since 2007. Prior to this order, the Kalmar fleet at the terminal was 65 units, of which the delivery of 12 hybrid machines ordered in 2018 is now underway.
The new hybrid straddle carriers will help cut both fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions when compared to using traditional diesel-powered machines. Hybrid machines also generate much less noise than their diesel counterparts do.
DP World Europe operations director Edi Cioran said: "The hybrid straddle carrier solution will support our terminals in achieving their environmental goals, while also boosting the efficiency of container moves at the same time."

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