Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced a contract to supply Immingham Container Terminal in the UK with four Kalmar Gloria reachstackers equipped with new Kalmar K-Motion technology. The units are part of a significant investment by Associated British Ports (ABP), who are modernising their fleet to meet the growing demand for short sea container transit at the port.
The four new Kalmar DRG450-65S5X reachstackers featuring K-Motion will provide a significant reduction in operating costs for the terminal. K-Motion is a new drive train system embedded into the programming of the Gloria reachstacker, increasing efficiency and productivity by elevating uptime, ergonomics and safety, while reducing fuel consumption and running costs.
Immingham Container Terminal is in the process of maintaining current short sea container shipments, whilst attracting potential new trade. The port, which has an existing Kalmar fleet of seven units, currently handles 135,000 TEU annually and is anticipating 15% growth in the next five years.
Dave Pattersson, Market Area Director at Kalmar UK and Ireland, said, “We are delighted to receive this order for the Port of Immingham. The investments ABP is making at the terminal will help them to remain competitive in this market sector. With the additions of four Gloria reachstackers to their fleet they will be able to maximise the efficiency of their port, and benefit from a reduction in operating costs.”
“Once again we have selected Kalmar because they have an outstanding reputation for providing equipment with innovative solutions,” commented Steve Williams, Head of Operations ABP Grimsby and Immingham. “Furthermore, their guarantee of after sales service and support will reduce any unexpected downtime in our units, meaning our port will always be running at maximum capacity.”
Source: PEMA, 15 September 2017