Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) has placed an order for four reachstackers and 11 empty container handlers with Finnish manufacturer Kalmar for its terminals in Shanghai.
The new equipment will join a fleet of 100 Kalmar reachstackers, empty container handlers, forklifts and terminal tractors upon their arrival in the third quarter of 2018.
Alex Tang, sales director of Kalmar China, said: “”We are very happy to receive this substantial order from SIPG for three consecutive years.
“With the high container volumes, the daily operations at SIPG places extremely high demands on equipment, and Kalmar reachstackers and empty container handlers have a proven track record in boosting container handling efficiency and helping customer to meet their business objectives.”
SIPG operates all the public container terminals in the Port of Shanghai, which recorded a throughput of more than 40m teu in 2017.
Kalmar said its empty container handlers are equipped with the latest generation of engines and thus use less fuel, produce fewer emissions and generate less vibrations.