Kalmar is to supply logistics operator Contargo Group with 10 Gloria reachstackers, to help serve its container hinterland network throughout Germany.
Three units for empty and semi-laden container handling will be delivered to Contargo Rhein-Neckar in Ludwigshafen and Mannheim, six reachstackers to Contargo Wörth-Karlsruhe in Wörth and Speyer, and one machine to Contargo Rhein-Main GmbH in Gustavsburg.
With an annual throughput of more than 2m teu, Contargo integrates container transport between the western seaports, Germany’s North Sea ports and the European hinterland.
Markus Stengel, senior technical manager, Contargo, stated: “. We have been highly satisfied with the local service support for our existing machines and are looking forward to bringing the new ones online in December.”
The Kalmar Gloria reachstacker for empty and semi-laden container handling aims to enable safe, precise handling of all types of containers and slinged loads up to 12 tonnes.
Containers can be transported at full width, turned 45° or lengthwise at 90°, making it possible to deliver “end-on” into and through low workshop doors, port sheds and other tight openings.
The unit is the outcome of more than a decade of advances in operating efficiency and has been tested by operators, maintenance personnel, and production and terminal managers around the world.
It features a wide range of improvements that increase operator efficiency – not least in the cabin, with its panoramic view, intuitive interfaces, proactive monitoring and comfortable seat designed for long shifts, according to Kalmar.
All 10 machines will be fitted with engines that meet EU Stage V emission standards.
The order for three machines from Contargo Rhein-Main was booked in Cargotec’s Q1 order intake, while the orders for the remaining seven machines were booked in the company’s Q2 order intake. All units are scheduled for delivery in Q4 2020.