Kalmar to supply Hutchison Ports 10 eco-efficient hybrid straddle carriers

Kalmar says it has received a contract from Hutchison Ports ECT Rotterdam (ECT) to supply a total of 10 hybrid straddle carriers for its ECT Delta terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

According to Kalmar, the order was booked in Cargotec’s 2021 Q1 order intake and delivery is expected to be completed during Q3 of 2021.

Hutchison Ports ECT Delta, located on the North Sea coast of Rotterdam, is one of Europe’s largest container terminals and is capable of handling the latest generation of ultra-large container vessels without any restrictions. The terminal benefits from frequent connections with more than 100 ports across Europe, Asia and North Africa. ECT Delta uses its fleet of straddle carriers for the horizontal transportation on the landside, for loading and unloading trucks.

The Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers significantly reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions when compared to using traditional diesel-powered machines. Hybrid machines also generate much less noise than their diesel counterparts. Kalmar’s hybrid machine also features a maintenance-free regenerative energy system that converts braking and spreader lowering energy into electrical power and stores it in a state-of-the-art on-board lithium-ion battery system.

Mikko Mononen,VP, Sales, EMEIA, Kalmar: “It is a great honour to welcome ECT as a Kalmar customer and deliver our first hybrid straddle carriers in the Netherlands. This order further demonstrates the confidence that the market has in our proven hybrid technology and reflects the commitment from operators to work towards a more sustainable future for cargo handling.”  

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