Melbourne orders at Kalmar


Kalmar, part of Cargotec, received 10 orders for their diesel-electric straddle carriers from DP World for its Terminal in Melbourne.

The first order for five units was booked in Cargotec's 4Q 2015 order intake and the other five units were booked in Q1 2016. The machines will be delivered during Q3 2016. Max Kruse, Chief Operating Officer at DP World Australia, says: "At DP World, we are committed with working towards the ultimate policy of zero harm to people and the environment. Kalmar straddle carriers have been chosen for our existing terminal in Melbourne for their low energy, reliability and operator comfort." Peter McLean, Vice President at Australia and New Zealand at Kalmar says: "We are excited to receive this order from our long standing customer DP World. We are pleased to offer them a solution that boosts productivity, efficiency and safety through increased operating performance and superior operator ergonomics." The newly designed cabin on these straddle carriers features a more spacious interior as well as a new window geometry that reduces night-time reflections and cabin noise.