Poland-based PCC Intermodal has ordered five new reachstackers from Cargotec’s Kalmar to bring its total to 13 units, with the new equipment to be utilised at Gliwice, Brzeg Dolny and Kutno rail terminals.
One of the new 45-tonne machines, which work with rail and road trucks and within the container yard, was delivered in July while the next ones are scheduled for arrival by the end of 2014.
The order also includes a preventive maintenance package for two years, or 4,000 hours operation, for four of the machines.
Jakub Wojciechowski, senior sales and service manager at Kalmar Poland, said: “The Kalmar reachstackers are exceptionally capable machines. Four of the 45-tonne capacity units are equipped with Volvo Penta TAD1360 EURIIIB engines and the fifth with a Cummins QSM11 EUR111A engine.
“Our strategy was to maximise container throughput at PCC’s various inland terminals and help to reduce the cost of operation, hence PCC also opted for the preventive maintenance packages which help to maximise machine uptime.”
The project was partially funded by the Centre of European Transport Projects (CUPT) as part of infrastructure development for Polish intermodal companies.