Kalmar, a Cargotec subsidiary, has agreed to provide six Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers to Rotterdam Short Sea Terminals (RST).

The order was received in Cargotec’s order intake for the third quarter of 2023, while the machines are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of the next year.

RST is Europe’s largest short-sea shipping centre, employing around 350 employees and managing over 50 vessels every week.

“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,” stated Arno Storm, CEO of RST.

Furthermore, the new hybrid straddle carriers are part of a fleet renewal initiative aimed at enhancing the environmental performance of the facility. The purchase also includes Kalmar Insight coverage for all six machines, which is a performance management tool that turns data into actionable, impactful insights.

“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,” commented Ron Robinson, sales director of horizontal transportation, Kalmar.

Sources: Container News

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