Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced a contract to supply Immingham Container Terminal in the UK with four Kalmar Gloria reachstackers equipped with K-Motion technology.
The units are part of a significant investment by Associated British Ports (ABP), who are modernising their fleet to meet the growing demand for short sea container transit at the port.
The four new Kalmar DRG450-65S5X reachstackers featuring K-Motion are said to provide a significant reduction in operating costs for the terminal. K-Motion is a new drive train system embedded into the programming of the Gloria reachstacker, increasing efficiency and productivity by elevating uptime, ergonomics and safety, while reducing fuel consumption and running costs.
The port, which has an existing Kalmar fleet of seven units, handles 135,000 TEU annually and is anticipating 15% growth in the next five years.