Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an order with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), for 11 diesel-electric straddle carriers.
The order, which was booked in Cargotec’s 2017 first quarter order intake, follows a 2016 order for nine machines.
Jens Hansen, managing director of Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB), said: “We’re facing increasing pressure to reduce operating costs and cut noise and emissions, so it’s vital that our straddle carrier equipment helps us achieve these targets.”
He highlighted the “long-term reliability and proven performance” of equipment previously purchased from Kalmar as well as the local support services.
CTB, the the largest and oldest facility for container handling in the Port of Hamburg, was established in 1968.
According to a statement from the Finnish manufacturer, CTB was the first terminal to introduce the straddle carrier concept as well as a unique automatic stacking crane (ASC) concept featuring three cranes per block.
The new units will be used to transport containers from the port’s ship-to-shore cranes to the ASCs at the terminal which has an annual capacity of more than 3m teu.