Wednesday 12th Dec, 2018

Kalmar and HHLA agree to straddle carrier deal

Photo: Kalmar Group
Photo: Kalmar Group

KALMAR has agreed to a deal with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG, the European port and transport logistics entity, to supply 10 new straddle carriers.

According to a joint statement, this brings the total number of Kalmar straddle carriers ordered by HHLA in the last two years to 30.


The order was booked in Cargotec’s 2018 third quarter order, with delivery set for the first quarter of 2019.

HHLA Container Terminal Burchardkai is understood to be the largest facility for container handling in Hamburg.

The terminal has an annual capacity of more than 3m TEU.

According to the joint statement, the new order comprises nine Kalmar straddle carriers with diesel-electric powertrains and one Kalmar hybrid straddle carrier with a maintenance-free regenerative energy system.

HHLA executive Jens Hansen said the new machines would be vital in helping reduce operating costs and cutting 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,” Mr Hansen said.

Kalmar vice president, Intelligent Horizontal Transportation Solutions Mikko Mononen said they were proud to support HHLA in achieving its business goals.

“With terminals facing increasing pressure to cut noise and emissions while continuously improving productivity, our next-generation machines offer an ideal solution,” Mr Mononen said.

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