Kalmar to Supply Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals with Six Hybrid Straddle Carriers for Eco-Efficient Operations

Kalmar to Supply Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals with Six Hybrid Straddle Carriers for Eco-Efficient Operations

(IN BRIEF) Kalmar, a division of Cargotec, has secured an agreement with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals (RST) to deliver six Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers as part of the terminal’s fleet renewal program aimed at enhancing environmental sustainability. RST, Europe’s largest short sea shipping hub, has experienced significant growth and expansion, and this partnership with Kalmar is expected to further improve its environmental performance. The order also includes the implementation of Kalmar Insight, a performance management tool that transforms data into actionable insights. The new hybrid straddle carriers are scheduled for delivery in Q2 2024 and are projected to reduce fuel consumption by up to 40% compared to their diesel-powered counterparts, aligning with RST’s corporate social responsibility goals.

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 29-Sep-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has concluded an agreement with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals (RST) to supply six Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers. The large order was booked in Cargotec’s Q3 2023 order intake. The machines are scheduled to be delivered during Q2 of 2024.

RST is the largest short sea shipping hub in Europe, employing approximately 350 people and handling more than 50 vessels every week. The terminal has undergone significant expansion in recent years in line with increasing demand, and Kalmar has been a key partner in this growth.

The new hybrid straddle carriers are part of a fleet renewal programme aimed at improving the terminal’s environmental performance. The order also includes Kalmar Insight coverage for all six machines – a performance management tool that turns data into actionable, impactful insights.

Arno Storm, CEO, RST: “As a long-term partner and eco-efficiency leader, Kalmar was the natural choice to support us with this fleet renewal. We are constantly striving to improve our environmental performance, and hybrid machines are a concrete step forward in line with our corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals. We are looking forward to welcoming the new machines to our fleet next year.”

Ron Robinson, Sales Director, Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar: “Kalmar and RST have built a highly successful relationship over many years of collaboration. We are delighted to support them with their transition to more eco-efficient cargo-handling operations with our hybrid straddle carrier solution, which can cut fuel consumption by up to 40% compared to equivalent diesel-powered machines.”

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move. www.kalmarglobal.com

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec’s (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4.1 billion and it employs around 11,700 people. www.cargotec.com

Media Contact:

Ron Robinson
Sales Director, Horizontal Transportation, Kalmar
tel +44 1743 298300

Maija Eklöf
Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Kalmar
tel. +358 20 777 4096




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