Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order in the UK for three Kalmar Gloria reachstackers and one Kalmar empty container handler to PD Ports' Teesport facility. The order was signed in July 2014 with delivery in December 2014.
Jerry Hopkinson, PD Ports Managing Director - Bulks and Port Services, said: "Kalmar's innovative technology, especially in the new cabin, was an important factor in our decision.
"At PD Ports, health and safety is our number one priority and these new machines will help us to further promote a safe working environment for our employees."
The deal also reflects the port's focus on an ever-improving service for customers, as well as increased throughput and enhanced efficiency.
PD Ports is an award-winning ports and logistics business in north-east England that offers end-to-end supply chain solutions. It operates at several key UK ports and logistics centres, and has a growing European presence.
Kalmar says its fifth-generation Gloria (DRG450) reachstackers offer customers market-leading productivity and lifetime value. The product of decades of research and development, Gloria is now regarded as the industry's most innovative and reliable reachstacker, with significantly lower maintenance requirements and downtime than competing machines, according to Kalmar.
For drivers, the Kalmar EGO cabin offers an all-new operating experience with a panoramic view, intuitive interfaces and ergonomically designed controls. With Gloria's technology delivering an improved operator experience, safety standards have been considerably improved, including a reversing camera with integrated proximity sensors and a tyre-pressure monitoring system.