AUSTRALIAN container terminal operator Patrick Terminals is to purchase in 10 Kalmar hybrid straddles for its terminal at the Port of Melbourne.
According to Patrick, it will be the first terminal operator in Australia to acquire the latest Kalmar hybrid technology.
The new straddles are expected to be commissioned next year.
The new Kalmar hybrid straddles can reduce fuel consumption by up to 40% compared with equivalent diesel-powered machines.
Patrick terminals CEO Michael Jovicic said: “We are proud to be the first container terminal operator in Australia to invest in the Kalmar hybrid straddles and set new benchmarks for more environmentally friendly container handling”.
“As a leader in the industry, we understand the importance of reducing our carbon footprint and promoting environmentally responsible practices. Together with our trusted partner, Kalmar, we have a shared dedication to building a more sustainable industry,” Mr Jovicic said.
“By investing in these hybrid straddles, we are making a strong commitment towards our decarbonisation journey.”
The new hybrid straddles from Kalmar are designed to be efficient and reliable with low emissions and low noise levels. The hybrid straddles feature technology that enables them to operate on electric power, reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
Kalmar sales director APAC horizontal transportation Allan Baker said the hybrid straddles can cut fuel consumption by up to 40% compared with equivalent diesel-powered machines.
“[They] will play an important role in supporting Patrick Terminals with their decarbonisation strategy,” Mr Baker said.