Kalmar has received an order for nine diesel-electric straddle carriers from German terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA).
The new ESC350 electric straddle carriers will be used to transport containers from ship-to-shore cranes (STSs) to automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) at the HHLA-operated Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB) at the port of Hamburg.
The new units, which are claimed to be more fuel-efficient, are expected to help reduce the facility’s operating costs and exhaust emissions.
The straddle carriers are also expected to help curb noise emissions at the terminal with their quiet operation.
The units are scheduled to be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2016.
Jens Hansen, managing director of CTB, said: “These new fuel-efficient Kalmar straddle carriers support our goals to cut both operating costs and exhaust emissions at the terminal.
“Importantly, with their quiet operation they also set a new benchmark in terms of noise emissions, which will help us further reduce our impact on the surrounding environment and comply with stricter new regulations.”