TWELVE new Kalmar Auto-strads are now on their way to Australia from Euope.

The equipment will be employed at Patrick’s Brisbane and Sydney terminals.

The new, eighth-generation automated straddle carriers are part of the stevedore’s ongoing fleet renewal program. They will join the existing fleet of more than 100 Kalmar straddles, replacing some of the older-generation Kalmar AutoStrads in the fleet.

Five of the AutoStrads will operate at Brisbane and seven are going to the Sydney terminal.

The straddles will be fitted with navigation and commissioned in 2022 joining operations by mid-2022.

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