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Maher chooses Kalmar at Prince Rupert

Maher chooses Kalmar at Prince Rupert

Maher Terminals is a longtime user of Kalmar equipment and the latest order reinforces the strategic partnership between the two companies. Maher Terminals in the Port of New York/New Jersey is Kalmar’s largest global straddle carrier customer, with 183 units. These were recently equipped with Kalmar’s Smartpath, a container position verification system, and Fleetview, a system for monitoring and coordinating container handling equipment. In 2005 Maher put three Kalmar reachstackers into operation to handle containers for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Millennium Marine Rail facility.

Maher Terminals’ new Kalmar reachstackers will be employed at the Port of Prince Rupert’s new Fairview Container Terminal to support container yard and intermodal on-dock double-stack rail operations. The units will feature increased load capacities of 45 tonnes in the first row, 35 tonnes in the second row and 18 tonnes in the third row.

The Port of Prince Rupert offers the shortest route between the Far East and North America, the deepest harbour in North America and on-dock access to Canadian National (CN)’s high-capacity double-stack rail network. Phase 1 of the Prince Rupert container terminal project – a joint venture between CN, Maher Terminals of Canada Corp and the Prince Rupert Port Authority – will provide an annual container handling capacity of 500,000 teu, which will be increased during Phase 2 to 2m teu.