KALMAR has announced it has won a tender to supply an automated straddle carrier system for the EUROGATE container terminal at Wilhelmshaven, Germany.
The order has been booked into Cargotec’s 2017 fourth quarter order intake.
Kalmar is to deliver four automated four-high straddle carriers as well as an emulation system.
The decisive factors were said to be Kalmar’s reassurance it could provide a system capable of “mega-terminal” scale as well as being able to integrate equipment and terminal operation systems from a third party.
Vice president Mikko Mononen said their automated straddle terminal solution already had been successfully rolled out at major ports in the USA and Australia.
“We were chosen to partner with EUROGATE not just because of our successful track record of both manned and automated straddle carrier projects, but also due to our shared vision for automation built on the Kalmar Key platform with open interfaces,” Mr Mononen said.