(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 3-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar will supply 12 diesel-electric straddle carriers to Australian terminal operator Patrick Terminals. Patrick Terminals ordered eight automated Kalmar AutoStrad(TM) units and four manually operated Kalmar Straddle Carriers. Delivery of the machines is expected to be completed during Q2 of 2020. The contract was booked in Cargotec’s 2019 Q1 order intake.
Patrick Terminals handles over three million TEU annually, it is Australia’s leading container terminal operator. The company operates terminals at four strategically located ports: Brisbane AutoStrad Terminal, Sydney AutoStrad Terminal, East Swanson Dock Terminal in Melbourne and Fremantle Container Terminal in Western Australia — they are some of Australia’s most technologically advanced terminals.
The new machines will join the Patrick Terminals’ existing fleet of over 120 Kalmar straddle carriers and are part of the company’s fleet renewal programme. Four of the Kalmar AutoStrads will operate at Brisbane and four at Sydney, while the manual straddle carriers will operate at Melbourne.
“We’ve been relying on Kalmar’s innovative, reliable straddle carrier solutions to keep our automated and manual operations running safely and efficiently for many years. When it came to considering our options for renewing our straddle carrier fleet, it was a straightforward decision to continue our long-standing collaboration.” — Michael Jovicic, Chief Executive Officer, Patrick Terminals
“We have developed a highly successful partnership with Patrick Terminals over the years, with our straddle carrier solutions forming the backbone of the fleet at their terminals. We have come a long way since the first ever commercial operation of the Kalmar AutoStrad at the company’s Brisbane terminal, and we are delighted to continue the story with this new order.” — Tero Kokko, Senior Vice President, Automation and Projects, Kalmar
Kalmar is the industry leader in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling. One in four container movements around the globe are being handled by a Kalmar solution. Ports, terminals, distribution centres and to heavy industry benefit from Kalmar’s wide range of cargo handling solutions and services. Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move, through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes. www.kalmarglobal.com
Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) employs around 12,000 people and its 2018 sales totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion. www.cargotec.com
SOURCE: CARGOTEC CORPORATION