DP World Australia has ordered 38 machines from Kalmar for its new logistics arm, including seven reachstackers, 11 loaded and 20 empty container handlers.
DP World Logistics Australia’s Botany Intermodal Terminal has already received 22 units while the remaining equipment is scheduled for delivery by September 2017.
The reachstackers will be equipped with K-Motion transmission technology, which aims to secure uptime and productivity while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
All the machines will be powered by Volvo IV Final engines to meet emissions standards and will feature the Kalmar SmartFleet system for remote monitoring and reporting.
Ron French, national engineering manager at DP World Australia, said: “Kalmar won a competitive tender to renew, and increase, our fleet of machines in all our facilities around Australia.
“Our existing relationship gave us leverage to secure the best outcome for DP World Australia with respect to pricing, service and ongoing support. The K-Motion option was very attractive due to lower fuel consumption and environmental impact.”
Michael Wahab, director of mobile equipment at Kalmar, stated that the K-Motion technology could help to reduce emissions by up to 40%.