The contract for the supply of 48 ESC440W machines was awarded last April, with straddle carrier number 4,500 being handed over as a part of this delivery. Twenty two units were ordered for EUROGATE Container Terminal in Bremerhaven and 13 for its container terminal in Hamburg. A further 13 units were ordered for the MSC Gate Bremerhaven terminal, a joint venture between EUROGATE and Mediterranean Shipping Company.
This landmark machine is equipped with additional special options, including an ultra low noise insulation package, a soft landing system and automatic container picking system that minimises noise generated in container handling.
Its green credentials feature an electrically controlled engine, which lowers exhaust emissions and reduces fuel consumption – making it environment-friendly as well as cost-effective.