KALMAR is to supply ten Kalmar AutoStrad units to Patrick Terminals. The fully automated straddle carriers are scheduled to be completed during the first quarter of 2021.

Patrick Terminals handles three million TEU annually at Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle.

In January 2020 the company signed a comprehensive software maintenance and support agreement with Kalmar covering the equipment automation systems at Brisbane and Sydney.

Of the ten new eighth generation Kalmar AutoStrads, seven will operate at Brisbane and three at Sydney.

The machines are part of Patrick Terminals’ ongoing fleet renewal program and will join the existing fleet of more than 130 Kalmar straddle carriers, replacing some of the older-generation AutoStrads in the fleet. 

Michael Jovicic, CEO, Patrick Terminals said, “The Kalmar AutoStrad is a critical piece of equipment for our Brisbane and Sydney terminals, and we are delighted to be able to take advantage of the improved performance, reliability and efficiency that these new-generation machines will offer”.

Daniel Ho, vice president, solutions sales APAC at Kalmar, said, “Our collaboration with Patrick Terminals stretches back many years, and this new order will help to further enhance what is already a world-class automation solution based on our proven technologies”.