Kalmar’s hybrid straddle carriers have set a benchmark for fuel consumption and emissions in operation at MSC Home Terminal in Antwerp, Belgium.
The manufacturer delivered seven new straddle carriers to the terminal in early 2014, including one new-generation hybrid machine. In March, the company received an additional order for six ESC 350 straddle carriers. These machines will be delivered later this year.
MSC Home Terminal, Antwerp, Belgium, owned 50/50 by PSA and TIL, is the most important European hub for MSC. The container terminal has a capacity of 5.4m teu and is managed by 24 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and 127 straddle carriers.