A SUBSIDIARY of Cargotec, Kalmar, is to deliver a further order of next-generation electric (NGE) straddle carriers to Maher Terminals for use at their marine container terminal in New Jersey, US.
The order for 42 machines was booked in Cargotec's Q4 2020 order intake with delivery scheduled for Q3 of 2021.
Maher Terminals is one of the largest privately held, multi-user container terminal operators in the world. The company has developed North America's largest marine container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
The new machines form part of Maher's comprehensive fleet renewal programme and will bring the total number of Kalmar straddle carriers in current operation by Maher Terminals to close to 250. With the completion of the new order, the total number of Kalmar straddle carriers delivered to Maher Terminals will exceed 400 since 1980.
The new machines will have a 50-tonne twin-lift capacity and feature a variety of customer-specific options that have been jointly developed as part of Kalmar's long cooperation with Maher, the company said in a statement. They also will have a stacking height of 4-high.
Vice-president and general manager of engineering services, Maher Terminals LLC, Lou Allora, said: "Together, we have developed and maintained a strong partnership based on openness and transparency over four decades of working together. We appreciate the proactive service we receive from the Kalmar team when addressing service and warranty issues, which ensures we can continue to provide our customers with the highest possible level of service."
Troy Thompson, vice president, sales, Kalmar Americas: "The repeat straddle carrier orders placed by Maher Terminals demonstrate the high level of confidence they have in the quality and reliability of both our offering and our aftermarket support."