Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has delivered a super Gloria reachstacker for barge handling to the JR Intermodal Green Transport Terminal in Texas.
This reachstacker is the first super Gloria model that has been delivered to the Western Hemisphere. The unit can reach the fourth row in a barge, which is further than Kalmar’s standard reachstacker, and it lifts 45 tonnes.
The DRG450-92HCS5XS reachstacker has a long nose and over height legs for negative lift, and capacity retention (27 tonnes in the fourth row with the support jacks down). The machine also features an elevating cabin to give visibility into the barge and a rear detection system and camera to help to maximise safety.
Container transport via barge from the Green Transport Terminal facility replaces local truck transport and reduces both diesel emissions and traffic.
The heavy-duty super Gloria reachstacker was deemed necessary to handle increased forecast demand resulting from the Panama Canal expansion project. Annual container volumes at the facility are projected to rise from 20,000 to 40,000 teu over the next three years.
Kelly Richardson from Richardson Stevedoring & Logistics, which handle containers at the Green Transport Terminals said that the reachstacker would “improve capacity in the stacking lanes, helping us to meet our critical time deadlines.”
The deal also includes 24-hour maintenance.